Traveling with kids makes the journey both a joy and a lesson in patience for mom and dad. I remember, not too long ago, when my kids were in the 5-and-under set, watching their little faces glow with excitement as they waited for the plane to blast off. At the time, Little Einsteins was at the height of popularity, and they would be tap, tap, tapping their little legs in a drum roll build-up until the plane took to the sky with a “Blast Off” finale. And turbulence, well turbulence is better than a ride at DisneyWorld, according to my then 3 year old who would shout “yippee” as we bounced up and down and the rest of the passengers grew pale. Of course, after the excitement of blasting off settles down, parents need the most patience to help their little travelers make the best of the journey.
Here are a few tips to make your journey a little more fun:
When all is said and done, the best thing parents can do is enjoy the ride and make the travel to get there part of the adventure. Playing I Spy or talking about all the fun ahead and taking pictures to capture the moments will make your trip one to remember for years to come.