(Closed) Road Trips w/ the ILs

posted 6 years ago in Family
  • poll: Suck it up, or tell him I want to drive ourselves?
    Suck it up, you're saving on gas... : (5 votes)
    18 %
    The discomfort isn't worth it! Drive ourselves. : (21 votes)
    75 %
    Valium and iPod. : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Eight6Eleven:  Could you compromise with him that you get the front passenger seat since you get carsick?

    Then he may rethink the whole thing and decide that you two should drive on your own.

    Post # 4
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Eight6Eleven:  Save yourselves the trouble and long drive and drive yourselves.

    Post # 5
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Ugh, no thank you!

    I love long drives with my FI. Ask if you two can drive on your own, since you are afraid you’ll get car sick.

    Post # 6
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Eight6Eleven:  I get carsick too so I understand where you are coming from 110%. To be honest, knowing that you feel awful and cramped and nauseous during such road trips, why would your DH force the issue? If you express your concern it only makes sense that he would want you to be as comfortable as possible…especially when you have a car that better conserves gas and would be saving you money anyways.

    I think the way that you worded it above was perfectly thoughtful and delicate yet still gets the point across. πŸ™‚ At the end of the day, I wouldn’t back down if you are met with resistance. Your sanity and comfort–and being free from nausea!–is the important thing.

    Good luck!!! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Is it possible to explain the car-sickness to his parents, and as a compromise offer to drive your fuel efficient vehicle- this way you’re sitting up front with DH, and they can sit in the back?

    Post # 9
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Oh geez.  I’d probably just suck it up and go with them, but if you’re going to be throwing up, maybe you two should drive yourselves.  What does your FI think?

    Post # 10
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    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I drove from CT to FL with my FILs that was fun! Lol so I know how yoU feel! It was the first time being alone with them for so long, this was a few years ago, Didn’t help that we made a pit stop at a gas station in the middle of the night I tripped and fell on my face broke my nose and some of my teeth! Nice first way to get in with the family! Lol 

    Is it possible to bring an iPod along or iPad and watch a movie in the backseat and just ignore whatever happens up front? 

    Post # 11
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Eight6Eleven:  As you all start loading in the car you should loudly ask your DH if he brought enough plastic garbage bags for you to have in the back for when you get sick. I’d be that front seat gets offered to you pretty darn quick!

    Post # 12
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    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would put your foot down.  Either take your own vehicle or don’t go.  Point blank period. 

    Post # 13
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    6249 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I  know what you mean.  Things are just more comfortable in your own car, especially if you get car sick.  You can go at your own pace, make stops where you want, listen to the radio stations you want, talk about whatever you want… try to explain this to your SO and be firm!

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