The Villain: A normally delightfully happy baby…
…who has a severe disdain for all things vehicular.
The Victims: The innocent parental units and The Sibling, who unfortunately is in the nearest proximity to the villain.
Luckily, however, The Sibling has superpower capabilities, making her impervious to the agonizing screams of protest.
The Mission: Beach. Breathe the destination. Visualize the destination.
The Reward: Getting to visit with our dear Aunt Kitty, Uncle Leo, and their Toenail Art.
The Time Elapse of Torture: 4-5 hours, depending on whether there will be maternal (shorter) or paternal (painfully longer) driving.
Expected Modes of Torture: Screaming, Whining, Non-Napping, Pulling of Sister’s Hair if it wanders into The Polygon, spitting out of the paci, and more spitting out of the paci.
Coping Mechanisms: Ear Plugs, Ear Phones, Heavy Medication (for Mommy – not Villain), Giant Servings of Chocolate, Riding on the roof (Again, for Mommy – not Villain…maybe), a soundproof glass box over The Polygon.
If I survive this mission, I can survive anything.
However, should I perish, please know that I loved you all dearly.