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  • Writer's pictureToni

Vacation, all I ever wanted...


Ever wonder as you're driving why there is a car on the side of the road and frantic people running around like a chicken with it's head cut off? Well wonder no more! It's probably just two first time parents attempting to have a "successful" vacation with their toddler. One hour into their car trip she yells out on the Tappanzee bridge, "Mommy, Daddy! I have to go POTTY!"

Well maybe it's not always that scenario, but it was ours.

We had a 5 hour journey ahead of us. We packed our car the night before. We were "prepared". And as most children do, they humble you and help remind you that you lost control the moment they were born.

I drove as fast as I could, as both my husband and I panicked. With all of the packing we placed the car potty inches away from our screaming toddler. I pull over attempting to put her on the amazing, fold-able easy to store and clean car potty as my husband begins telling me it would be easier if we just let her "Pee in the street." Unfortunately our toddler heard his advice and began screaming in the middle of traffic with her pants down, "NO NO NO I WILL NOT GO PEE PEE IN THE STREET DADDY!" After potty completion and running around the car into our designated seats, we were ready to get back on the road to our "vacation".

It was a traumatic experience for all of us, however, thinking back to her tiny tush in between her sand buckets and luggage, I can't help but laugh. Moments like these are what make vacations so memorable.

sketch of our family vacation, 2019

This is not an ad for the car potty. I will say though, for parents who have a toddler or a kid who has difficulty during long car rides, we survived this trip using this! Hope it helps you on your journeys!


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