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?