On the Road Again
We love to travel. It's actually one of my favorite things to do. It always has been. My fondest memories of my childhood involve and revolve around some of the great trips we went on as a family. I get a bit childishly excited when I get to take my kids to new places, or when I get to pack my suitcase.
Already this year, we have clocked some serious miles in the car. But more miles in the air. We do prefer to fly, but it is not always an option.
In January, we went on our big annual ski trip with my family to the mountains in North Carolina. My mom and I opted to leave a few days early and drive up. We brought my kids along for the adventure. We spaced the drive out over three days - which was way longer than it needed to be. But it all worked.
Things I Have Learned on the Road
that this was an acceptable demand. He used to like to "just drive, not stop and get there!" One time when I was very pregnant, he argued with me on the highway for, I felt, longer than was necessary about stopping. I explained he needed to pull over or prepare to buy a new passenger seat. We have not had this conversation ever again. Little kids and preggos cannot "hold it." And neither one will give you much notice before needing a toilet. So, it's better to constantly bring it up, or stop regularly and force people to try.
* Definitely pack a set of pens...at least one will end up on the floor, out of reach.
**When you bring your own pillow on a trip, change the pillow case to something colorful ahead of time. Most hotels have white pillow cases. If yours is also white, you may accidentally leave it there (speaking from experience). But a colorful pillow will stand out in your final sweep of the hotel room.
***This is not an advertisement for Thirty-One. I simply LOVE the tote and wanted to share it with you. Every mother should own one.