But 'wisdom doth not discriminate', isn't that a saying? No? Well either way, here are some tricks I have learned whilst preparing for travel with 3 youngins over the last few days.
Technically we haven't *actually* traveled yet, but I am really smart. I mean really smart. So read on...
1) Use your delegation powers and leave packing for the children of the family-- up to the children!
|Lucy is so lazy|
2) Be sure to clean the house as little as possible. You don't want to set a precedent for future travel and you want to come home to your home, how it always looks. It will be a more welcoming place the messier it is. I promise.
|Home sweet home|
4) Waste as much time on the internet leading up to your estimated departure time as possible. This will increase the challenge of getting your family out the door and thus increase the excitement.
5) Find something wrong with your car at the latest possible moment and take it to the shop demanding that it be returned as close to your estimated departure time as possible. This will increase the suspense surrounding leaving and thus increase the excitement. It's like watching an action movie. Think the 90s hit "Speed"-- you're Sandra Bullock and your husband is Keanu Reeves, role play if need be. If it doesn't feel like a bomb is about to go off if you don't get out of your house on time you probably won't get out on time.
6) Do NOT shower prior to getting in the car. The strong your stank is the less likely your children are to bother you in the car.
And the number one trick to the success of traveling with 3 kids 3 and under is...
7) Stay home.
But where would the fun be in that?
|Anxiously awaiting all the fun. Doing approximately nothing to help.|
We like fun a lot and will always travel to see our beloved families, as long as they are waiting with arms open to catch our kids and several boxes of wine.
Happy holidays party people!