My first son screamed nonstop in the car for his first 4 months. My second is on track to do the same. Sitting next to him helps...sometimes. I am virtually housebound at this point because the crying while I drive is so distressing to me. So no, they don't do too well in the car.
I fully expect to participate in Liturgy at a distance and I don't mind that. My participation is of a different kind right now. I guess I was more asking how people have found a balance between observing Church traditions and not overtiring the little ones.
well, ok, that would keep me from going almost anywhere, My youngest gave me car grief but only if i stopped moving. so long trips were actually better. I will be praying for you. That has got to suck regardless of where you are going, why or how far it is.
When mine were babies I just did the best I could as far s not tiring them out. Sundays were always full of crabby kids and messed up schedules though. You have two kids and a husband. How does their dad do? Could you just each take one and power through it come what may? how does your older one process the world? does he need to run and get energy out before settling down or does he nee to be in a stimmulous free environment? I guess the most important thing is knowing your child and what they can handle and knowing you and your husband and what you can handle and then finding what works for you. Like I said I never worried about interruptions in schedules or cranky children. I would just suffer through it. But a hour of solid screaming in the car both ways. that would have factored into things in a big way.