Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I keep threatening I am going to write a book, titled, 'Surviving the I95 with three kids'. You know, with all the free time I have, I thought why not write a book. Well maybe not a book, lets just start with a blog post. This last road trip to Florida is my third one, with this little family of mine. Me, myself, I cannot count the times I have driven to Florida. As the daughter of two educators, that is just what one does. It took me till grade 8 to realize that planes go to Florida. So here are my tips on how to surrive a 26 hour car ride without killing a family memeber.....
# 1 organization! you can never be to organized with activities and games. I strongly suggest a schedule. Not kidding., break it up into 2 hour blocks... movie watching, ipad playing, recording the different states on licence plates...
#2 good food. Don't waist your time stopping to eat crap food along the way, pack great stuff. I always make fresh sandwiches on the road. "mom's kitchen doesn't open till we hit Pittsburgh"
#3 good music. that is important...and we have rotating DJ"S in my car...,everyone gets a turn to spin it up! I can savely tell you I NEVER need to hear 'what does the fox say ' again!
#4 seat changing. whenever you stop for gas, no one is aloud to get back into the same seat. variety is the key to not getting board
#5 synchronize every ones bladder and bowels...everyone goes at the same stop!!
#6 Gravol! nothing like a little quite time in the car. My mom used to give it to me when I was a kid, gosh you get a bit sleepy, next thing you know you are in North Carolina!
#7 enjoy it!! I tell ya, I love these road trips. Oh don't worry, there were many times when Mommy needed a time out (or a glass of wine) but being in one place, for 26 hours, with the 4 people I love most, I wouldn't change it for the world.