Like many others this time of the year, we are hitting the road to see family for Thanksgiving. We have a long ride ahead of us and I think this may be the first year we hear, “are we there yet?!” Henry is a good commuter. He’s in the car quite a bit each day with me, so I expect him to be patient for the first hour or two for the drive. What he’ll be like the other eight is the question.
We do have a few things that help him pass the time. He loves his LeapFrog reader, so we bring the library of green books with us. One of them is a vehicle book so he’ll be pointing out a lot of things he sees in the that book. He loves his vehicles!
Music usually works for a while. I’m hoping if we bring in some Christmas music that will entertain him a bit longer. He’s pretty excited about it being Christmas time! Maybe in a couple of years he’ll realize he keeps skipping Thanksgiving.
Of course we’ll have the iPad filled up with a few movies as a backup, but we try not to pull that out until absolutely necessary. We’ll have to place a few bets on which hour that comes out. I’m giving it until hour 3 to 4.
I’ve had a lot of friends mention coloring books as an idea of entertainment. I think we may need to try that this trip. It takes quite a few ideas to fill up 20 hours in the car!
Do you have any go to items for long car rides?
We wish that you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving. There is nothing better than a day that you get to fill with reminders of how lucky you are to be alive and surrounded by those you love.
Also, don’t forget to get yourself a treat on Black Friday too!