When you have children and are about to journey on a road trip, I’d be surprised if you are not pulling at your hair a bit. Yes, road trips in themselves can be unnerving: traveling several miles while being constrained to your vehicle for long hours on end is just one of many things one has to endure on a road trip.
Kids can be wonderful one moment and extremely frustrating the next. One needs to pull the strings necessary to ensure that the kids are calm and collected during the road trip. Follow these simple, yet efficient tips for your Memorial Day road trip with children.
For anyone with kids, you know that they don’t keep it a secret when they are hungry. Being on the road means that your options may seem somewhat limited, but that shouldn’t mean that you should settle for unhealthy fast food joints; health aside, your stomach will ache if you consume greasy and fatty things. And nobody wants that, especially on a road trip.
Take a cooler with you and have healthy snacks for your children. Know what they like and have it ready when they call-this may mean less crying and more peace.
Yes, we all want to teach the children the importance of education via literature. If you have children that won’t make a fuss with a book in their hands, you are in luck. However, books alone aren’t going to satisfy most children on road trips.
The key for a road trip with children is to keep them quiet and respectful. Whether it be a coloring book, friendly television program, or an educating game on your iPad, find ways to not only keep your kids entertained but also engaged.
Take breaks to stretch the legs
Road trips can be strenuous and no matter how fit you are for them, you will get anxious. Do not hesitate to stop for a picnic and get some fresh air. All will be pleased with a little escape from the vehicle; do something fun like throw a ball around, or simply take a walk.
There are also plenty of cool scenic spots for photographs, so don’t forget to take the camera and see some cool things. Your kids will enjoy seeing interesting things: find them.
Keep it short
Where I’m from, the kids aren’t quite on summer holiday during Memorial Day Weekend; the three days should be maximized, so try not to travel 2,000 miles or so on your Memorial Day road trip.