This summer we're taking two long weekends as our summer vacations. Both are driving trips, so we're starting our travel planning. Oh, we know our routes and where we're staying. These travel plans involve how we're going to keep the girls busy.
When we were kids we spent a lot of time driving to visit relatives and see the country. My parents tended to drive at night, which meant we spent most of our time in the car sleeping. Mom made us packets of games, word searches, homework and coloring pages to keep us busy while we were awake.
We drive during the day, which means there are a lot of daylight hours to fill. We're collecting books from the "friends of the library" sale. We're pulling together homework pages. We spent some time at a second hand store buying DS games. We downloaded apps to keep them busy on the tablet. They are planning to bring dolls and other games.
I'm realize it's impossible to bring enough stuff to avoid the fighting that comes from being together 24 hours a day for days on end. I know that it's just a part of the experience. Still, maybe if I pack one more set of glitter pens we'll be able to reduce it to a minimal amount of fighting.