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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Car Journey with the kids - Part II

We started our journey home at 2.00pm and not during the early hours of the morning because I was kiausu and wanted to make the most of the hotel check out time at 1.00pm. So we took the kids for another round of playing sand on the beach. After that we had lunch with my aunties.

Just before the lunch both kids were extremely sleepy but we did not allow them to sleep. We thought that it would be just nice if they slept during the journey after lunch. So we kept them awake for and throughout lunch. After that we bid farewell to my aunties and started our journey home.

However, the kids didn't sleep for the first two hours of the journey. They were extremely restless but they didn't sleep as we expected. Eventually they fell asleep but soon it was time to wake them up for a toilet stop and break. They couldn't go back to sleep after that so it was more restlessness from both of them till we arrived home about 6 hours later at 8pm. The journey took 6 hours instead of 4 1/2 hours due to the heavier traffic because of the later hour we chose to travel. Everyone was hot and sweaty too unlike the earlier car journey with the kids. Compared to that, this journey was a lot tougher and longer too, and not just in terms of the longer number of hours.

The moral of the story? When you travel with kids for a long journey in the car, its best to start your journey in the wee hours of the morning.


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