Every parent has experienced it — the dreaded road trip with an infant. New parents think it sounds fun, but anyone who’s been stuck in a car with a squalling toddler knows better. Sadie Robertson Huff and her husband Christian learned that lesson recently.
She posted on Instagram about their attempt to make a road trip with their two-month-old daughter, Honey, and dog, Cabo. Needless to say, there were some complications in the Duck Dynasty star’s plans.
“Let’s just drive we said
“it will be fun we said ….
“3 hours of crying
“an anxious empathic dog who cries when our baby cries
“hours of lullabies
“2 outfit changes
“13580690 spit ups
“and an over extended stay in the Buc-ees parking lot later …
“I think we will just fly next time we said,” Sadie Robertson Huff captioned the photo.
Sadie’s fans in the comments commiserated with the new mom about their struggles to keep their infants calm in the car.
“One of us ends up in the back seat calming our little one. No one warned us car rides were not fun. Heard it gets better when they are able to face forward. Time will tell,” posted one mom. “Ooh, I feel ya! I literally won’t drive over a half-hour with my 4-month-old, the anxiety of car rides is intense right now,” wrote another.
But many had helpful hints that worked for their children.
“Mickey Mouse clubhouse hot dog song.. no joke. Try it, it’s baby crack. You will see! You’re welcome. Sincerely, desperate momma,” one mother commented on the photo.
“I feel your pain!! Gripe water is a lifesaver in the car!!” someone else offered up.
Sadie Robertson Huff Talks Preparing to Give Birth
“I am like the biggest preparer of all time. Like anything I’m gonna do, I have to prepare for a lot. So if I’m gonna speak, I’m preparing six months before the conference ever happens. I love to be prepared, I don’t really like to walk into a scenario unprepared,” she shared. “So when it came to birth, I was like, ‘Oh I’ve got 40 weeks to get prepared.'”
But as the old adage goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”
“I wanted to have a natural birth, I wanted to do it with no epidural but I wanted to do it in the hospital. My plan was that my water would naturally break, I’d labor at the house for a little while, we’d have a doula come to the house,” she said, adding that she was anticipating a “movie moment” before rushing to the hospital. However, “Nothing that I planned for happened but everything that I prayed for happened and that was really cool.”