Some things to keep in mind about me going on this trip:
While it is a 7 hour drive, I have driven it COUNTLESS times and could probably even do it blindfolded (although other drivers may not appreciate that much) ;-)
My doctor has okay'd me to go- medically speaking there is nothing wrong with me and there is no reason I CAN'T go
I haven't seen my family in MONTHS. Which, for me, is really hard. I have a very close relationship with my mom, dad and each of siblings and I HATE living so far away from all of them.
Batman, while not thrilled I'll be driving so far alone, has okay'd this one last trip by myself. We discussed his fears regarding my safety and have come to a mutual agreement on my travel plans.
Kino will be in the back seat keeping me company.
There is only one stretch with sketchy cell service and it's only about 30 miles.
I have more than a couple friends that live along the route I am taking that I could call if there is any issues.
Driving, for me, is extrememly theraputic. Always has been. Even when I was in high school, if things were bothering me or I just needed to wind down a bit, I would go for long drives.
Now all that said- according to certain people in my life, I am being completely irresponsible and stupid by going. Now that I am pregnant. Because pregnancy apparently = disabled and unsafe.
If I remember correctly, and I assure you I DO, a certain person's exact word to me "dumbshit." All over a lovely dinner. At IHOP.
If you hadn't guessed yet, these "certain people" were my IL. Isn't that just lovely?
Oh and did I tell you Batman and his dad are going rafting this weekend? Because I assure you, THAT'S that safest recreation HE could be doing.
All that said- Batman did talk to both his mom and dad. And both of them, while still unhappy that I'm going (MIL always is regardless of if I'm preggo or not- but that's a story for another day), I believe they realize that their comments were rude, uncalled for and out of line. Oh and that non of this was their business to begin with.
Supposedly said FIL will be calling me later today to apologize.