You get the idea.
On the way home, I decided it would be 'fun' to bike ride round the big Hula Valley Bird Reserve. Half my family weren't so keen on the idea, but I over-rode them, and we went anyway. We got two normal bikes, and something that was a cross between a bike and a tank for the two members of the family who weren't so keen on the whole idea.
Long story short, it was swelteringly hot; it was the wrong season for any interesting birds (although there were plenty of pigeons); and the bike-tank was so hard to move that what should have taken an hour ended up taking twice as long.
I made everyone drink water afterwards - but clearly not enough, because my youngest fell asleep in the car for the long, hot drive back home and woke up seriously dehydrated.
She refused to take more water (apparently, a classic sign of dehydration) and then developed bad stomach pains 5 minutes after Shabbat had come in (don't you love that these things always happen on Shabbat?)
A doctor-neighbour kindly came round to check it wasn't appendicitis, told me to drip feed fluids for the next few days, and confirmed it was a bad case of dehydration (and thank G-d, that's all.)
It took a good week for her to feel better, and I thought it was a closed case, after that. But I was wrong!
From that time on, any time she got in a car and felt remotely 'hot', she'd go into a meltdown, develop a stress headache and star to feel ill, unless all the windows were open and she had her feet in a bucket of ice.
I thought she'd grow out of it, but two years' later, it was still continuing. In the meantime, I'd started to learn about Triple Warmer, and the 'fight or flight' response to stress, and I realized that car journeys were tripping the stress switch for my daughter, bringing on the symptoms she was worrying about having in the first place.
Together with praying on it (as without G-d in the picture, the things we try either won't work, or won't work for long, or something else will crop up instead) I decided to hold her Triple Warmer points every day for a few minutes.
Thank G-d, it seemed to do the trick. My daughter's 'stress responses' calmed down all over the place, with the most notable ones being bed time and car journeys.
Then a couple of weeks' ago, she went on a school trip with her school, and the bus was hot and stuffy. Her stress switch flipped again, and she came back feeling ill.
This carried over into our car, and once again, even in the middle of snow, hail, freezing temperatures and hurricanes, I was getting complaints that she felt hot and headache-y, and had to have the window down the whole way.
I did a bit more praying on it, and this time, on our latest trip home from a Shabbat away, when the headache complaint showed up, I sat in the back seat with her and gently held her forehead for half an hour (on the neurovascular points).
Thank G-d, the headache went, and I could roll the window up and stop my own hypothermia.
The big test, of course, is the next drive out, and I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, I know holding the neurovasculars and praying on her stress is definitely helping, I just don't know how long it's going to take. I have visions of sitting in the back of her wedding jalopy, holding the bride's neurovasculars, so we don't have to open all the windows and spoil her fancy hairdo. But right now, she's 11, so hopefully it won't come to that. ☺