I’m just a little bit excited! Actually, I might be worse then my kids. Only 20 sleeps until we head out on our road trip to Florida. Um yes, I said road trip!!! This family of four is doing the economical thing this year and driving to Florida instead of flying. 22 hours of bliss
trapped in the car with a gassy husband and two whiny children as we leave the snow and head to the sunshine state. My fear, this trip will be less bliss and happy memories; more whining, crying maybe even a touch of Chevy Chase National Lampoon’s Vacation? Oh help me…
I am not letting this happen! Time to get a plan, get organized.
Time to make a list. Oh how I adore a good list. Here’s what I THINK I need. Feel fee to tell me what I’m missing, I don’t want to end up crying beside a broken down car at the side of the road, or dealing with a snivelling Hubby or kids for 20 plus hours!
So here’s my list:
Cooler stuffed full of drinks: juice boxes, bottles of water, Red Bull for me, Coke for the Hubby.
Bagels and cream cheese, Crackers and cheese, cookies, chips, mints, gum, and of course my Kinder Surprises to pull out as needed! (the secret weapon)
A cutting board and small knife (we plan to buy some fruit as soon as we get across the border)
IPods loaded up with games and music for the girls.
My laptop. (can’t leave home without it)
Potable DVD player and as many movies as I can get my hands on.
Colouring and activity books, Pet Shops, and Play Dough.
Pillows and Blankets. Maybe I will get lucky and my monkeys will sleep?
Gravol, Kleenex and a garbage bag!
Camera and smart phone to capture the hilarity of it all. I plan to tweet the whole way so watch out as I #escapethesuburbs!
For the next 20 days I will do my best to convince myself that the drive is part of the adventure? It will be fun right?!
Lie to me I know it will be worth it when I’m floating in the pool, soaking up the sun and marvelling at the energy and joy of my giggling babies.
Don’t even talk to me about the drive home! I’m not going to think about it. I know we are a very lucky family to be making such fabulous plans, and can’t wait to spend some solid quality time with my crazy crew!
Wishing all of you safe travels and fab spring breaks no matter what your plans are! It’s a great time to make some memories!
PS As a KinderMom I have a hot tip for you! Be sure to stop by the KINDER® Canada Facebook page not only will you get a peek at the 2012 toy collection, but this February they are giving away $500 towards the ultimate staycation!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.