We went to Kansas City this past weekend. It's about a 7 or 8 hour drive, longer with stops. It feels even longer with a baby. Levi's not a terrible traveller, but he gets tired of the car just like the rest of us. Usually during those trips he reaches his breaking point during the last hour or so. He vocalizes his discontentment to the rest of us.
Okay, so EC-ing on the trip up actually went WONDERFULLY. That morning before we left I put him on the potty and he peed. He had already had his poop in his diaper that morning, so that was over with (one a day for little buddy). We got in the car and headed to Russellville to pick up Kelsey. It takes about an hour and he was awake but happy during that time. In Russellville I nursed him and then took him outside to pee. We were at Kelsey's dorm and so I just took him over to the side and he peed right there in the grass. It was like he was holding it because I took his diaper off and cued him and a few seconds later a little stream of pee came!
Our next stop was in Fayetteville to add my brothers and sister-in-law. We stopped at Chic-Fil-A and I tried to potty him in the bathroom but he just wasn't ready I guess. So after we ate I took him out to the van and nursed him. He just had a diaper and t shirt on and there was a patch of grass so after he was done I let him play in the grass for a minute. Then it occured to me to check his diaper, dry. Hmmm, so I pulled it aside and cued him right there in the parking lot on the patch of grass. Yes, there were cars driving by (I wasn't really thinking about that at the time) and yes, his little stream of pee came out. :) And yes, my family watched from the restaurant. When I proudly came in with my little boy and his dry diaper they were all shaking their heads at me, but secretly laughing I'm sure. I really don't give a care.
Our third stop was at a gas station with a Denny's. I quietly took Levi to some bushes far from the public eye and cued him again. He peed yet another time. My son is amazing. He kept his diaper dry for most of the trip! We probably only used about 4 diapers that day, are you impressed? You should be.
Well, for the rest of the four day trip he did not go once outside or inside regardless of my coaxing. I take that back, I think he did go once when we were outside. But for the most part I missed most of the time. That was fine because all the people and we didn't take his potty (it's getting too small and he usually pees out of it instead of in it, I'm gonna buy a new one on Friday). Besides that my family kept telling me that I was teaching him to just pee anywhere. Well, I don't really think so because he pees on the potty at home, I was just using the convenience of the great outdoors and avoiding the nasty gas station bathrooms that smell funny anyways... who would really want to use one of those things anyways? I'm always standing over the potty and holding him thinking, "this is not natural at all, why am I doing this?" He likes being outside in general anyways and if it keeps him from sitting in a wet diaper in the car all day I don't really care.
So, that's my road trip story. I hope you all enjoyed it. :)