Thursday we embarked on another car trip. I was very nervous, given how much time Ben had spent screaming on our trip up to New England in July, but fortunately, the boys seem to be enjoying car trips a lot more. They both spent about 2 1/2 hours asleep, and then were in decent moods after having something to eat. I sat in back with them and talked to them and played with their toys with them, and rather than cry, Benjamin smiled!
We didn't hit any traffic, and cruised right along. In New Haven, Eric said, "do I take 91?" and for some reason I said, "yes." Ummm... no. So we were up 91, almost to Hartford, and Eric asked, "what's my next turn?" I said, "are we on 91??? I meant 95! Take 95! Turn around!" But there was no turning around, that would be ridiculous. So we took the scenic route to Providence, which had zero traffic and almost no other vehicles.
Then we were in Providence and both boys wanted OUT of the car, and Eric's boss had been calling him with a work crisis, so we parked on Thayer Street in Providence and wrangled the stroller out of the car and went for a stroll. The second the boys were out of the car they stopped crying, and were great the whole time. We went to Starbucks so Eric could use the internet, and I nursed. In the 20 minutes we were there, Eric did more work than I did in that place in my entire 4 years as a student!
Back on the road, both boys went to sleep, and Benjamin had a very long nap. They did not share our excitement at crossing the Sagamore Bridge and getting on to the Cape.
Now that we are here, things are wonderful. Benjamin is happy a lot of the time. Here is a picture of him loving his exersaucer that our friend Molly gave us: