I love road trips. I always have. I would much rather drive across country in a car than have to fight the crowds and the security lines and the delays at the airport any day. Even as a child, I didn’t mind long road trips. Just give me some snacks, some tunes, something to read, and I am set.

Cadence has always been a pretty good roadtripper. Lately though, she’s been getting pretty uncomfortable rear-facing in her carseat. Her legs have gotten so long that she just doesn’t have room to stretch them out anymore, and these past few weeks/months, she has been increasingly frustrated by the fact that she is spending her time staring at the back of the seat instead of out the windshield and the windows like the rest of us. So, we decided that enough was enough.

In spite of the recent guidelines that say children should be kept rear-facing until they are two-years-old, we decided it was time to let Cadence join in the fun of riding forward in the car. Immediately, we noticed a difference in her attitude. Instead of frustrated yells from the backseat, she now spends her time pointing out cars, balloons, balls, doggies, and anything else she happens to spy out the windows. And, even better, now that she is able to stretch out and get comfortable again, she can finally kick back, relax, and take a snooze on the long drives out to Bertrand to see her Grandma and Papa.

Now, we’re ready to hit the “Holiday ro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oad!”

Today’s 365 Project is dedicated to family road trips. Gotta love ’em!

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