As a new stay at home mommy I have plenty of time to dream up some great family vacation ideas. When I was working full-time planning our family vacations was a nightmare, traveling with kids was stressful as well. Not because, they ask every 10 second if we are there yet, or have to stop for a bathroom break every three minutes, but because I personally was unorganized. Which just started the vacation out on the wrong foot.
I know it’s possible to plan your trip, travel with kids and have a great time doing so, if you’re armed with a few tips. So if you are planning on traveling with your kids this summer and already stressed out about the trip, breath a deep sigh of relief, and follow these few steps to keep your stress levels down so you’re able to enjoy traveling with the kids and have fun.
This used to be where I started out wrong, which made the entire vacation with the kids stressful. Now I know it was no their fault, but mine for not planning my trip appropriately, especially when traveling by car. The kids are trapped in the back seat, bored out of their little minds, that’s when they begin to fight, complain, need to use the restroom every three minutes, get sick, you name it. If they are bored they will think of something to occupy their time.
Plan for the kids being in the backseat for the entire trip. Bring things to keep them busy such as:
- Notebook/Sketchpad/Coloring Books
- Pens/Crayons/Colored Pencils
- Headphones/Portable CD player/ Portable DVD Movies/ Music
- Puzzle games such as Rubik’s Cube
- Hard Candy (they will eat less, okay and their mouths will be busy. Which mean no fighting, lol.)
- Toys appropriate for the car
- Games appropriate for the car
- Goodie bags with snacks
FYI: Be sure to grab a trash bag or six, if you don’t have one you’re car just might look like a war zone when it’s said and done.
Planning for the drive will really make your trip more fun, and less stressful.
Speak up, it’s time to bond.
Okay, the last thing you want to tell your kids, especially if they’re older is that you’re talking to them because you need bonding time… Be sure to keep this trick to yourself, or it might not work, lol. Really on a serious note, don’t ignore your kids on the car ride, take advantage of the time you’re together. Talk to one another, you will be surprised where the conversations will lead, and how much fun you and the kids will have. Having a conversation while driving can actually be an awesome bonding experience as well.
Play games with your children along the way.
There’s several great games to play with kids in the car. There’s I Spy with My Little Eye, Slug bug (maybe tone that one down a bit, lol), The Guessing Game, and if you pre I’m sure there is plenty more fun games you can find by doing your research. This will help pass the time for you can the kids.
Travel at night time
If it’s possible to travel during the night hours, do it. It means the kids are more likely to sleep, and less likely to get bored while traveling in the car, or by plane for that matter.
Clothing, Shoes, Etc…
Be sure the kids wear and yourself clothing, and shoes that are comfortable. There’s nothing worse that wearing uncomfortable clothing while traveling. It doesn’t matter how you’re traveling, wear something that allows you to be comfortable.
Plan you’re stops and events once you’re there
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