BEWARE: This post is going to be super cranky and depressing… so, please read with own risk…
I doubted my decision on bringing Princess to this world..
I doubted my decision to breastfeed her exclusively…
I doubted my ability to bring her up on my own..
I doubted and doubted..
I had a happy gathering dinner with my friends and buddies today, however it ended not as pleasant as I wished being the main cause by my little Princess.
And the story goes…
We were about to end our dinner, and it’s past Princess sleeping routine, and therefore she got cranky and very demanding. To add on it, the weather and humidity were also causing her feeling uncomfortable.
Princess was waving goodbye to everyone when I packed my stuff, and we left the dinner place earlier. I was just in the car trying to sooth her, and let her latched on so she could sleep. Unfortunately, while she slept, I tried to unlatch her but she refuse, she kept wanting to stuck her face near me..
So, I put her back into her car seat, and gave her the pacifier, but this little girl is getting smarter everyday, and she spit her pacifier out, and screaming on top of her lungs. I drover around the restaurant area, trying to let her sleep but still fail.
I didn’t want to leave the restaurant yet, as I have not paid my fair share to the dinner bill, and was trying to see if anyone from the gang came out so I could pay him / her.
So, while waiting in the car, I let her latch on again, and she fell asleep!! I just keep on waiting, and someone came knocking on my windows telling me that everyone left already.. but I did not managed to ask this friend of mine on the bills… :(
Anyway, since everyone left, I unlatch Princess again, and wanted to put her back to her seat, so I could drive home.. This is when the worst happen..
She screamed from the top of her lungs and clinging on and I could not even put her safety belt, and she won’t stop crying even I carry her. But I can’t keep letting her latching on as I think the best is still got home, and give her the max so she could sleep through the night.
So, I let her cry… and keep crying.. and what I did? I drove home with one hand, and the other one trying to grab her to avoid her falling. She was screaming at the side of my ear, on my shoulder, climbing up and down… ALL BECAUSE SHE WANTED HER MILK AND SLEEP!
Finally, I gave up.. I stop at the side, sit her on my lap, and release my safety belt, and let her latch on while I drive home fast the F1 style. It’s just good that I am almost near to my house, and I am confidently knowing I could to it without hassle since it’s not many turnings that I need to do in order for me to get home.
And true enough, she fell asleep latching on to me till I got home, and even now, when I am doing this post, she was sweetly in her la la land!!!
But this little experience do left me wonders… and doubted for the first time if my decisions made are right…
I actually risked both myself and Princess life by driving with 1 hand, no safety belt and child seat.. of course, not forgetting to mentioned the F1 speed!
But if you asked, why didn’t I just stop and let her latched.. COZ IF I do that, I don’t know what time I will be able to get home, and whether Princess will still continue to make noise if she woke up.
I really don’t know and I am bit lost.. Although this is not the first time Princess had outings way after her sleep time, but mostly she will be nice and sweet in her seat trying to sleep on the journey, or I will have someone with me, so to take over the wheels and I just nurse her till I am home..
But tonight.. It’s whole lot of a difference.. and I foresee this kind of situation will happen again and again.. so, I am alone, do I risk our lives like that, or should I just sleep on the street together with her?
After blurting out.. at least I felt better.. the very very least..