March 19, 2007

Travelling Man

We took Elliot on a trip to D.C. and Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. (Sarah delivered another paper at another conference -- her third scholar-as-mother appearance so far. I feel like a roadie.) But we realized that maybe the golden age of travelling with the infant Elliot has now passed. It's not that's he wasn't charming, friendly, and a babe magnet -- he continued to be all of those things -- but his delicate sleep schedule sort of fell apart under the strain. A couple of Sarah-quotes from the weekend.

"Apparently he's old enough now to have an apple cart. And we've upset it."

"I was singing him a lullaby, but I got so tired I just stopped halfway through."

We might travel with Elliot again when he's . . .oh, I don't know . . . 4.

4 comments:

Roxanne said...

AMEN! We too, had an interesting (I say interesting meaning.. horrific) car ride experience traveling back from Iowa when we thought our lil' Anni would just take her nap in the car. Silly, naive parents.... We shoudl plan a trip with you guys say... 3 1/2 years...

Roxanne said...

AMEN! We too, had an interesting (I say interesting meaning.. horrific) car ride experience traveling back from Iowa when we thought our lil' Anni would just take her nap in the car. Silly, naive parents.... We shoudl plan a trip with you guys say... 3 1/2 years...

MAC said...

...and we are driving 950 miles next week with Gillian over two days...dare I even hope it doesn't make her a screaming nightmare?

henrie family said...

Aidan is now 3, and travels much better than he did from the ages of 9 months to about 2 years. Of course Lira hasn't done well for a few months now...