Summertime means road trips. That’s right.
The open road.
The wind in my hair.
An awesome mix on shuffle.
Two toddlers screaming in the back seat.
In two weeks, we’re going to take a six hour car trip with two boys under four. One is potty-trained, one is still in diapers. Even with the DVD player, we still have hours of entertainment to fill. A lot of strategic planning is going to be necessary to keep everyone occupied.
Plus, there are factors to consider. Sometimes one will be asleep and the other will be awake. Sometimes both will be asleep for a while (oh please, oh please, I hope this happens for at least two hours). However, I have to prepare for the most difficult scenario:
2 boys. Awake. Strapped in car seats. 6 hours.
How can I make this into my ideal road trip? The kind I had when I was in college and totally care-free?
Oh, I can’t? Right, then.
Then, how can I make this into the closest toddler version of my ideal road trip? Yes, I recognize that it might be miles away from the dreamy past, but I’ll take what I can get.
Here’s what I’m packing and planning for this journey. Let me know if you have anything to add.
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