Please excuse my absence from the blog these past few weeks. I spent my Christmas vacation on a 10 day, 1600 mile road trip, visiting 4 states. Yes friends, my family decided to reenact not just the original National Lampoons Vacation but the Christmas Vacation as well. Besides the blizzard we drove through, the 2 hours we got stuck in traffic on I-40 and the screaming 3 year old, it really was a lovely holiday.
During the very long drive home I realized this was the 6th major (at least 500 miles) road trip for the Rupes in 2012. As a result of this lovely driving experience my only New Years Resolution for 2013 is : NO Road Trips.
Based on my plethora of road trip experiences this year, I came up with a handy list of helpful hints for traveling with toddlers:
10. Don’t do it.
9. Don’t do it.
8. Don’t do it.
7. Don’t do it.
6. Don’t do it.
5. Bring gallons of Goldfish
4. Don’t forget the ear plugs
3. An iPad is a must
2. Benadryl is often a good idea
1. Xanax works too (for mommy and daddy – but not if you are driving)
Happy New Year to you all! I will be back soon with more pregnancy tips, but for now, I have to go vacuum out my SUV yet again.