We’re preparing for the cross country trip of our lifetime in 2 weeks where we move from Idaho to Raleigh. Not only am I trying to plan a 5 day road trip with 3 kids that’s actually fun and memorable, but I’m also especially sensitive to the fact with each passing hour, we are getting farther away from their lives and our former home as they (and we) know it. So I guess I just want it to be especially fun? I know meltdowns are inevitable, and I can’t plan every minute of the 35 hours we’ll be in the car, but I’d love to hear your road trip with kids tips!
We don’t have a DVD player in the car, but I’m open to getting a portable one. All the girls have iPads that they can use, but I also don’t want it to be Roblox central for 9 hours a day (and they all tend to get car sick after 30 minutes on them! Eek!)
One mom told me to not hand out a treat every hour, but just give them their bag of treats at the beginning and I loved that idea. But I’m also not-so-secretly wondering if my kids will eat ALL of their treats in the first 30 minutes and then what! Another mom told me that she brings a kids potty chair on long road trips for little ones and I’m definitely not above that! The only thing I have purchased so far was this fidget toy set that they already found and traded most of the parts at school. (Apparently these are the pokemon cards of today? haha).
Bottom line, I’m all ears. We have been using roadtrippers.com to plan some fun stops along the way–but it’s all the time IN the car that I’m sweating about!
More fun things this week!
Last week, we shared our exterior reveal (with the cost) right here, but this video that our team pulled together this week, really shows the extent of just HOW LONG the process was. (Totally teared up watching it transform in 5 minutes).
This is a little random, but this apple slicer is the absolute best! Thinner apple slices, mixed with the blade cover that we close to complete the slice fully during use–well, it’s all enough for me to talk about an apple slicer on my website.
My favorite coffee table wicker tray is finally back in stock!!
We duped everyone with this daily dupe!
My new favorite jeans I can’t stop wearing.
This living room took my breath away
Having a few friends over this weekend and this dessert is on the menu!
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