Vacation is finally here! You’re all packed and all that’s left is the 10 HOUR drive or flight to your destination! Here’s a few quick tips to remember before setting out to create family memories!
Toothbrush, Medicine and a First Aid kit are always the first things I pack. All kids get nicked up and sick from time to time. Plus nobody likes bad breath! This is the basic starting point for all trips!
Treats for the Trip
Whether you are taking a plane, train, boat or the open road your kids will get hungry!
Healthy snacks are an incredible way to keep children of all ages on their best behavior! My kids are the exception to the rule! But normally LESS sugar and sweets equals less stress for you! It also increases the chances of the dreamed about NAP TIME as well! Go easy on the drinks to limit bathroom breaks and get you to your destination in NO TIME!
Clothes, Clothes and More Clothes
I’ve always leaned to the side of less is more when traveling. My wife would beg to differ and would always pack two to three additional outfits depending on the age of the child. Emergencies happen! It doesn’t happen often, but I do agree with her on this as packing a little heavy sure beats having to buy clothing on the road!
Comfortable Toddler Shoes
How SUPER awesome are these toddler shoes? A happy toddler equals a happy mommy. and we all know how hard it is to get and keep shoes on the baby in the family! Regardless which shoes you take just make sure they are easy to get on! (I usually stick with bright colors so they stick out when I’m searching for one!) Make sure to pack multiple pairs in case of an emergency though!
Trouble Leaving Your Pet Behind?
It’s hard leaving your best friend behind. But sometimes it’s necessary, and if you don’t have the right group of friends or family to watch over them it can put a damper on your whole vacation. This is quality time with your family that you won’t be getting back! Seek out a pet boarding facility and let your K-9 get pampered while your away!
Most vehicles are equipped these days with televisions and DVD players to keep our children busy. But don’t forget the most important part of the FAMILY vacation! To interact with each other. You can play 20 Questions, or trivia games (I always loved to see who could name the most US State capitols). Turn the phones off and try to concentrate on an amazing vacation together!
Just remember the old saying “Time Flies!” Kids grow up way to fast these days. Love them, try new things and remember to keep your significant other happy and in the loop at all times! They will be there when the kids take off to college!