Fight with the sun

18 Apr

We were driving home from Grandma’s house when Hannah started making a fuss.

“NOOOOOOO!” She shouted


I looked in the mirror and tried not to laugh. Her arms were flapping around like she was attempting to defend herself against an entire swarm of mosquitoes.


It was the afternoon and the sun was getting lower in the sky. Hannah’s car seat is right in the middle of the back seat. There is no front seat to shield her poor little eyes from that blazing Australian sun shining through the wind screen. Sure it would be easier to actually get her in the car if her seat was to one side, but then if Aaron and I wanted to drive Grandma somewhere, we couldn’t. Because how would an 82 year old woman climb over a child’s or baby’s car seat and then manage to fit in between them?

Home wasn’t far away, only a couple of minutes. But Hannah was getting increasingly unsettled.

“Shut your eyes sweetie, then the sun won’t be in them.” I told her as she flapped about.

“IT’S STILL IN MY EYES!” She yelled while they were still closed.

“Put your head down and look at the floor, then it won’t be in your eyes anymore.” I told her.


She started crying. Crying and flapping and screaming for the sun to get out of her eyes.

I felt bad for her, but at the same time, it was pretty hilarious to glimpse in the rear view mirror.

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10 Responses to “Fight with the sun”

  1. beaubluejangles April 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    A great blog placed my vote and i hope you win

  2. Jana April 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Time for some rocking sunglasses!
    (voted and voted 😉 )

    • Mommy Adventures April 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Yeah, good call! She has some, but we ALWAYS forget to actually bring them places. Which is unfortunate because they are super adorable on her. Also, thanks and thanks 🙂

  3. LBcruiseshipblogger April 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Maybe you should get her a spare pair of sunglasses and keep them in the car. Sun hat wouldn’t hurt either.

    • Mommy Adventures April 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      yes, perhaps that would be a good idea. She’d probably just take them off though. Knowing her. Along with her socks, and shoes. Cheeky little monkey.

  4. Karine April 20, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    Evil, evil sun… 😉

  5. Suzanne April 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    My girls do the same thing about the sun, they yell for it to go away, and it is rather funny, however not much you can do when driving the car.

    • Mommy Adventures April 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      Yeah, that sun, it just won’t cooperate with the kids! It doesn’t listen!

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