How I manage to drive with a screaming baby.

Teachers in high school would say, you may be able to cheat your way through a test but when life hits you, you can’t cheat your way out of that one.

I guess no one’s ever told a teacher about a life hack.

A Life hack refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. Wikipedia

As a mom in ”all walks of life,” you are constantly on your toes and have to be prepared for any situation to surprise you. Since moving out and living on my own with both of my P’s I have to always be one step ahead to make sure that the house runs as smooth as possible. It takes time out of your day to clean up your house and to make sure it looks presentable. When you live so close to family members you never know who’s gonna come knocking. No one wants to see you in your Baby stained t-shirt wearing the sweat pants you had back in your high school volleyball team days. That are still twice your size. But hey if they do, maybe they should of shoot a text first.

Driving home with a screaming baby might make you want to scream and break the speed limit going 100 to your destination. I was that mom who would be nervous out of my mind when Paighton would start to cry while I was driving. Till finally, I found my holy grail. The ac turned to max made it sound like a white noise machine.

How did I find this hack?

Well, I was driving home from my moms one night when all of a sudden paighton starts screaming her head off. As a new mom, I’m scared because a thousand and one different thoughts are going through my head.

Is the belt buckle pinching her?

Did I take that turn to fast to where she hit her head on the car seat?

Did a bug jump in my car and bite my baby?

Is there a ghost in the back seat scaring my child? Now I know you’re probably thinking I’m crazy but yes I really thought about that.

Lastly, the worlds biggest light bulb went off and I had a feeling that maybe she was just hot. I blasted my ac to the max and it made a “white noise sound”. Before I knew it she was fast asleep, no more screaming or yelling in the back while I was driving.

I know what you’re probably was just a luck of the drawl move. But nope it actually is a life saver. I don’t know what it is about paighton but when I drive at night that’s when she likes to scream on the top of her lungs.

Now all I do is simply blast the a/c whether it be cold or hot she likes the noise it makes. Maybe it’s the air flow, or the sound it portrays. Whatever the fact it maybe I just know that it works and now drives are a lot less stressful on me.

I remember the 1st time I drove with paighton alone and I think I was a mushy mess. I was scared that we were gonna get into a wreck or that my car would die on the freeway for no reason. Boyyyy was I sure overreacting because after a while it starts to feel like a normal thing. I really don’t understand how moms can leave their babies in the car. While I’m driving, I’m either singing to her or taking a few glimpses in the mirror to watch my baby. I guess some moms just have a lot going on, I can’t blame them motherhood is like putting your brain into a blender than trying to piece it back together.

Pregnancy brain was tough but mommy’s brain is even worst. I never forget P when I go somewhere but best believe I will never find my phone. I leave it at home, in her stroller, or even in the grocery store. My phone is definitely not my priority now, can you believe it? A teenager just said that their phone isn’t her life support. Shocking!

Motherhood changes you, breaks you, puts you back together then says go raise the next generation. -mama carm

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