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7am and that picture above is exactly how our roadtrip from Atlanta to Savannah started; everyone smiling, laughing, relaxed, enjoying the ride, and the baby asleep in her seat! Halfway to Savannah, we made a pit stop and all of a sudden this turned into the road trip that almost wasn’t.
I had taken a break from driving a few years back for personal reasons. So, I had absolutely no clue how I was going to react to other drivers on the road, to weather, and to the inevitable crabby baby cries and shenanigans! I was a nervous wreck.
My son was in the backseat, not paying attention, listening to his music with his ear buds on that we purchased from Newfrog.com
AND THEN IT HAPPENED…
Excuse my French, but all hell broke loose!! It started absolutely pouring rain out, I’m talking white out conditions where you have to drive 5mph or just pull over. We were caught in a band of rain from a small tropical storm that was passing by!
To my demise, I couldn’t control it- I started cursing out the road, yelling at the rain, just so irritated! Of course what happened next? I woke my little girl up from her slumber and the shenanigans began!
She decided she needed to join in on the fun, and literally everything for about the next 10 minutes was a blur! It was just too much chaos for my mind to wrap around! Lol. This didn’t last for long though. I stopped at the nearest store, which happened to be a Dollar Tree where I found the best invention ever!!
A Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Pack!
(She was so proud of this picture. It hangs on my fridge!)
Let me tell you- This coloring pack is absolutely amazing! It’s 100% mess free, meaning that if your child gets it on a surface other than paper, then it goes on clear and it’s easy an cleanup if you choose to do so.
As silly as this sounds, I truly feel like Crayola saved the day, and really our entire trip!! I know that I wouldn’t have been able to finish that drive if all of that commotion kept up! Suddenly, I just didn’t care if we were still in the middle of a hurricane!
Here’s a few pics from the rest of our road trip to Savannah!
I can honestly say….. The road trip that almost wasn’t, turned into the road trip that definitely was!