A Heartbreaking Decision!

Have you ever been driving along the motorway and then all of a sudden your hit by a wall of traffic that is refusing to budge? So there you are crawling along, not really moving, just watching all the impatient people weave in and out of lanes hoping it will get them somewhere faster!

Ever done this when your baby is crying uncontrollably? What do you do? You can’t just stop and get out and soothe them!

Do you risk the safety of you both and stop on the hard shoulder?

Or do you just carry on and feel like the worst mother ever?

Well today I was faced with this absolutely heartbreaking decision! A hot stuffy day, traffic and a tired baby really do not bode well.

So there I found myself crying, yes okay I admit it I am a complete softy when it comes to my daughter, in the front of the car! It was horrible to be sitting there, so helpless when she was in such a state.

I contemplated pulling over on the hard shoulder. But obviously I couldn’t/wouldn’t do that because of the danger of oncoming traffic.

So instead I pleaded with other drivers on the road. I knew it wasn’t there fault and they couldn’t help me but I needed to get off the motorway so I could calm my daughter.

Eventually I made it off the motorway and sat in more traffic until I could pull over, which happened to be a golf centre.

Hearing those cries coming from the back of the car and being so helpless, was absolutely horrible. As a mother all you want to do is comfort your child and I couldn’t do that. And that has really got to me.

So I thought I would share this with you all.

Please tell me I am not the only one this has happened too?

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6 Comments

  1. Awww bless, it is heartbreaking and something I always hated. I remember once driving to meet some friends with my 6 week old daughter and screamed and cried for absolutely ages in the back of the car. Eventually I found a place to stop and nursed her which made her settled for the final half hour of the journey, and then she slept for the entire three hours I was visiting with friends, just refusing to wake up. Finally, when we put her in the car to come home she woke and started screaming again!! Pretty certain that we are not the only ones x

  2. Aww bless you! Thats just luck isn't it? Calm until back in the car!
    She settled once we had stopped and then (luckily I can turn my front air bags off) put her in the front with me! It did the trick.

    I am so glad I am not the only one xx

  3. Oh I have had this! When my toddler was a baby she cried and cried for an hour as I was on my own and all that was wrong was she hated being in her carseat. I had to carry on and reach my destination. I have had it recently with my baby and the same reason. The trick for us was one of those annoying kids nursery rhyme cds and an activity centre over the carseat. Awful to hear them cry when there is nothing you can do. 🙁

  4. Yeah I know, this was a proper cry too. Shes not a baby who cries normally and she gets herself all hot and bothered and starts choking. Its awful to listen too 🙁 I'm glad I am not the only one though!
    Oh you've reminded me actually, I need to put her toys back on her carseat (I don't even know why I took them off!) xx

  5. This happened to me when I got stuck on the M6 for two hours! Luckily I can reach her to let her know I'm there, but it's awful to hear them cry at the best of times.
    You did the right thing xxx

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