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After a busy week with the grandparents, it was time for Maddie and her dad to take on their first solo road trip. Solo meaning just the two of us (poetic license).
I stocked up the front passenger seat with pacifiers, snacks, toys and a taser in case things got out of control with the baby seat behind me.
After about 20 minutes on the road, Maddie started hounding the driver for more interesting distractions than just a simple box of raisins. I offered up my cell phone and Maddie started making calls.
At one point, I heard a voice on the phone, but when I reached into the back seat to grab it, she fired the device under my chair. Oh well, hopefully she didn’t call 9-1-1 again.
I turned off the music and was getting ready to stop, when I noticed that the baby was feeling drowsy. Hmmmm, I wonder if Violet might help her over the hump into a dreamland.
I picked up Violet and Maddie began waving her hands in ardent protest. But when I went to put the purple dog down, she demanded I release the pup directly into her custody.
She snagged Violet, hugged him violently and fell into a deep sleep for the next 160 miles. It was our best road trip yet and I now have Violet on speed dial.
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One thought on “The Long Ride Home”
January 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm
Congrats you are an amazing Dad.. Hope Gina had a successful trip.
On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Stay Home PaPa wrote:
> ** > stayhomepapa1 posted: ” Kanye is pregnant? After a busy > week with the grandparents, it was time for Maddie and her dad to take on > their first solo road trip. Solo meaning just the two of us (poetic > license”