Toddlers are wonderful, frustrating, hilarious, frustrating, cute, frustrating, and snuggly. They can also throw a huge wrench in your well-laid plans.
Whenever we go on a big trip, our plan is to leave really early, while it's still dark, so that we can get some mileage in before Wendy really wakes up. The last time we did that, we were on the outskirts of Birmingham before she was awake, which made her car time SO much easier.
Today that ain't happening. After being very tired last night and falling asleep in the car on the way home from Grandma & Grandpa's house, she managed to keep herself awake until about 11 p.m. Then at 2 a.m. she woke up with a nightmare and teething pain, and wouldn't let James and I out of her sight until almost 4 a.m.
And so we've given up on all ideas of getting to our destination at a reasonable time. We'll get there when we get there, and it's going to be late. C'est la vie.