Wednesday, March 15, 2006

watch out for me on the roads

My Toyota Echo, according to the NZ Consumer magazine, is one of the two "small" cars recommended for safety and reliability.

But I don't think that's supposed to take into account the effect of getting behind the wheel on less than six hours of consecutive sleep; it's apparently akin to driving drunk, if the article in the latest Mother and Baby magazine is to be believed.

I do try to avoid it, but sometimes when Baby refuses to go to sleep in the afternoon, it's easiest just to strap her into her comfy carseat and go for a long drive.

The problem is, the car ride works almost as well on me - the driver - as it does on her.

Here's a solution - hire someone to drive the both of us around the bays, and Baby and I can both get some sleep. Anyone want to volunteer their chauffeur services?

8 comments:

onscreen said...

Lucky I live a long way away from you... ;-)

EB said...

Wish I could drive your new car erm chaffeur you! If you're akin to driving drunk then surely it's okay to call dial-a-driver ...

Juliabohemian said...

couldn't you just set her on top of the washing machine?

I had vibrator seats for my babies. do they have those in NZ?

Violet said...

onscreen: don't worry overly - I haven't hit anyone yet :-)

eb: I think it must be time to get your driver's licence, eh?

juliabohemian: oh we have a vibrating chair alright. But it doesn't send her to sleep. The only things that work presently are the car, lying on her daddy's chest and feeding to sleep (the latter only works if she'd both tired and hungry). Baby's very well practised at staying awake.

Kazzer said...

I've got an Echo too. Isn't it just the loveliest car? Shame I have to sell it!

Violet said...

Kazzer: yeah it's nice. Shame the luggage space is so small though.

Desiree said...

Happy to help out, gimme a call (Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are out, sorry).

Violet said...

Desiree: I only need those nap-drives during the day, I'm afraid. You'd be working.