This past weekend my cousin got married. We jumped in the car early Friday morning and drove out up to Long Island. Uncle Tom “Unka Tah” rode with us and we colored, watched Cars on the portable DVD player, and slept on the way up. There was no traffic, none in north NJ and none even in Brooklyn and Queens. I was impressed!
Jack lasted a really long time at the wedding. Matt finally left with him at 10pm. He slept in every morning and his naps were pushed back so by the Sunday night wedding it was much easier to count on him staying up late without too much fuss. The appetizers and dinner also helped keep him happy. I got a bunch of toys at the dollar store and kept them hidden until key points in the evening. The 2 best things I had in my bag of tricks were: crayons and coloring books. Coloring is such a great quiet activity and I find he sits and colors even better when someone colors with him.