We made it!
Hello, all the way from Peoria, Illinois, where our family has met up with my sister’s family — at the half-way point between our homes.
An hour and half into our trip, when we stopped at our first rest area with the kids, I wasn’t real sure we would all make it. OneDaddy and I saw a Fed-X truck and were REAL tempted to ship the kids back home…
But a quick chat with our oldest about how many hours the trip was going to take, and how, “Are we there yet?” wasn’t getting us there any faster, and then letting the kids run off some energy, helped.
I’m happy to say things got A LOT better when we got back in the car!
Crayons, stickers (definitely stickers!) and paper were a huge hit, so were the water pen books I had packed. Those 2 items alone kept them busy for an hour. (Want some other ways to keep kids busy while traveling, check out this previous post.)
At that point we were supposed to only be an hour from our destination…. I won’t go into details, but I will say we drove up and down the street the hotel is on at least 4 times before we stopped and called for directions. It’s one of those crazy streets where the numbers go down and then they go back up… So we thought we had driven past it, but actually hadn’t gotten there yet.
Make any sense? Nope, not to me, either, but the hotel staff gave us great directions and we did finally make it.
My sister has been keeping the kids busy with crafts this morning (bless her!)… But I think we will be hitting the pool soon.
Have a terrific Saturday!