When our morning stretches into the afternoon, and when we are still in the car when naptime is approaching, and when the 'sleepies' have hit but the cozy beds are far away, then my number one priority becomes keeping these boys awake.
If they fall asleep before we get home, then they will awake in the transition, all naptimes will be lost, and I will be toast. I try to keep us safe in our travels, but really, even more important to me is that they keep their eyes open.
In today's efforts, we sang Happy Birthday. Again and again.
We sang to Tucker, Tyler, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Poppa, and Abby. Then we sang to Elmo, Bob, Larry, dinosaurs, bananas, orange, white, lights, shoes, and cheese. And then cheese again. Happy Birthday, dear cheese.
A personalized verse for every single one on the list. And the little singers stayed awake.