I fell like it never fails. I plan my day to a T. I know everything I have to do and when it needs to be done. I’ve set the schedule and I wake up ready to conquer the day.
First errand done and I buckle the baby back in for the next one. Get to the second stop and BAM.
She’s asleep. Like why?
Because God knows I’m not waking her up and now I’m completely off schedule.
This kills me.
I’m so type A. A schedule lover at heart. But I know her needs are always my first priority; however, I always feel slightly defeated when I can’t finish my to do list.
But you know what I have learned? I’ve learned to improvise. I’ve learned to swap things around on my schedule. Just to relax and roll with it.
Who could have known that you could accomplish so much from your car? So as soon as I see she’s asleep and my plan is thrown off, I automatically break out my fall back plan.
Here are a few things you can do to maximize your time when all you can do is drive while they sleep.
Meditate or Jam Out
Whatever you’re feeling for the day. As moms, we vary rarely find time to listen to our own music. Find your favorite jam and let your mind relax. Sing along to something other than cartoon theme songs as you drive. Or take the time to be quiet which is another sought after mom moment. Drive and allow your mind to wander and dream Both of these are great ways to relax.
Find Some Shade
If you’re lucky enough that your child will sleep in the car while it is not moving, then find yourself a shady spot and park. Maximize your time while your child sleeps by making a grocery list, balancing your checkbook online, taking a little time to text a friend back that you haven’t spoken to in a while, download a book to your reading app and just read.
While it’s not the day you planned, it can alway be rescued and used to the best of your ability. I feel it is definitely a life lesson for me on how to deal when things don’t go my way and to make the best of it.