This month, we discovered our children are great travelers, thankfully. They never asked, “Are we there yet?” during our first long roadtrip to Wisconsin for a wedding. I almost can’t believe it. Especially since they’ve started asking, “Are we there yet?” on repeat during short trips to our local park and grocery store.
This is what we learned.
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Good Travelers, but what about all the screen time?
I also thought we would have trouble with the digital detox, since we allowed the kids to play a lot of games on their tablets. This did not happen and that was a big surprise!
One thing that did happen was that the kids were a little grumpy for a few days while getting back into our regular routine. We tried to stick to regular nap times and even though we did well with that, our normal routine was disrupted. It’s all a part of traveling, growing, and learning.
It was a great April, great trip, and plans for our next big trip are underway!
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I believe pools are a must when traveling with littles! This one was a little chilly, but it still tired us out.
Cities visited: Tomahawk, WI
Miles traveled: Approximately 1,350 miles
Things we learned: Our kids enjoy traveling. They entertained themselves with a limited number of toys. I could get by with far less clothing for all of us. It’s time to purge and work on our family budget to allow for more traveling! Along those same lines, it was nice to have a short break from housework. Paring down clothing and toys will allow us to expend less energy on cleaning. I may have even been less tired than when we are home!
Summary: We had a surprisingly good roadtrip. Travel time was between 11.5 and 12 hours including stops. Read all about it here.
How did we know our kids would be good travelers?
We didn’t. We jumped right in and took a long roadtrip. Preparation is key. As always, it isn’t exactly easy to travel with kids, but it’s rewarding.
How was your month? Where are you traveling next?