We live in the middle of nowhere and once a week we drive 65 miles (one way) to the nearest grocery store. It is a HUGE hassel. We have to bring ice chests with us, pack a big diaper bag etc. Well, here lately my DD is acting horribly on our weekly trips. I can't even concentrate to buy groceries due to her tantrums.
Any suggestions on how I can make this weekly trip easier on all of us? I do not have anyone to leave her with so DD must go with us. (she is 17 months old)
Asked by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Relationships
Answer by louise2 at 3:32 PM on Oct. 22, 2008
She's probably just getting restless from the long car ride. I would look for a place that she could get out and play and stretch her legs for a while before starting your shopping. I'm kind of in the same boat as you but there is some shopping about 40 minutes away from my house, but when we go to Anchorage, 1-2 times a month it's a 70 mile drive and the kids get restless. We've always made a habit to stop and visit grandma on the way in, and sometimes on the way out. It helps.
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