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Having a child with travel sickness can be stressful for both the child and the parent, especially if you happen to the one behind the wheel. To avoid danger or disaster (by which I’m referring to my daughter plastering herself and the upholstery with puke) I’ve become accustomed to making a number of stops whilst on the road with my little lady.
Over the years I have found a number of scenic side-roads and stops at which our little lady can either have a short stroll, take a breather or empty the contents of her stomach whichever she pleases.
Whilst travel bands lured E into a false sense of a security for a short space of time, it seems they no longer have much effect, thus our fifty-minute journey to the hospital earlier this week took a little longer than originally planned. As we wandered along one of E’s many ‘sick stops’ I became rather aware of the time and E’s impending appointment, I therefore used snapping shots as a distraction for my daughter. It seemed to do the trick and we were both punctual and without puke!
We may stop once, twice, three times or more dependent upon the weather conditions, the speed of traffic or what she ate for breakfast… it’s like playing the lottery really – you have very little chance of winning! I’ve tried all-sorts of tips and tricks when we travel but I’ve come to the conclusion that sticking a bowl in the car and adding the time for a few stops along the way seems to be the only solution.
Beyond this one
It’s called the path
We don’t yet take
To be entered upon
It calls to me with a cry
And an ache
And we live the way we do
Love pulls us on to that
Distant horizon so true”