Road Trips. That phrase can conjure up a slew of different feelings and emotions if you were to utter those two words in a group consisting of parents. You could hear horror story after horror story of something going wrong while these families have been on the road with their little ones. It could be meltdowns, blowouts (not the kind with your tires), impatient cries, sick tummies, complaints of boredom, car breakdowns, or even overheating engine problems. You name it and a group of parents would sound like they are trying to “one-up” each other on who had the worst experience on their family vacations. It’s not a competition guys. We are glad you survived your Apocalypse Trip of ’09.
In addition to the terrible trips, you would also hear success stories of everything going smoothly. Do I need to give examples? We all know how we could define “The Perfect Road Trip“. I don’t need to give examples of how perfect someone else’s kids are so well behaved and how they don’t fight and they love each other unconditionally and how understanding they are when we tell them that next bathroom is several miles away so it will be a while before we can stop. We all have the one friend that seems like they want to let us know about that.
I don’t have the perfect formula or plan that you could follow along with exact instruction if a particular instance arises. These are things that being a parent we have to figure out on our own. Each one of our “Littles” is different with their likes and dislikes and just the general way they function as tiny humans.
I can share with you something that I have found works for me when the family decides it is time for a family vacation and we have conjured up enough strength to tackle the dreaded road trip. It is inevitable that one of our kids will at some point let out a plea for help because they feel like they haven’t eaten yet that day and they are looking for answers as to why they got that way as well as what can you do to rectify this situation. Supermom to the rescue. I am the answer to their salvation from their hunger pangs. I reach into my travel cooler and grab the Dannon ® Danimals ®.
So they next time you are contemplating on going on a road trip, the only thing you shouldn’t contemplate is whether or not to bring the Dannon ® Danimals ®.
Stop by your local Walmart and you can find them in the dairy isle… I’ve added a photo just in case you get lost ?
As for our family road trip. Wish me luck! we leave tomorrow for a four hour drive with three kids! One things for sure, their tummies will be full.