that traveling with a small child is not a simple task. You don't just hop in the car and go.
Colie and I went and visited Cara at her office today, then we are taking Pia to the airport. This little trip required that her dad transfer the car seat to my vehicle. That I keep her awake until it was time to go (which caused a huge hissy fit when little Missy did not get her morning hot bottsy until it was time to leave). That I pack her grip with snacks, diapers, wipes, spare binky and the hot bottsy. That I figure out how to buckle her into the damn car seat. And that I carry her everywhere because she is wearing mouse slippers today rather than real shoes.
I miss the good old station wagon days, when we just threw everyone in the way back with some toys and a sleeping bag.