We all love a family holiday — a great opportunity to make memories to treasure forever. But before we get to the holiday part, we need to get through the journey. However you travel with your kids, you have to approach it with a generous dose of realism. It may get a bit messy.
They say good things come in small packages, but that's not true when it comes to road trips. Kids need a lot of stuff. And then some.
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One aspect of family travel you can't organise is your child's behaviour.
Within about five minutes of your journey starting, your child will look like this.
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Even though they are just little people, kids have the ability to destroy pretty much anything they come across.
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Make sure to save enough room in your car for all of your children's must-have souvenirs.
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But you have to do, what you have to do. It's all fun and games until a child gets lost in a theme park. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
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You'll surprise yourself with the ingenious ways you come up with to get the kids from A to Z.
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Try to block out the tantrums. Eventually, he'll stop or fall asleep.
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And they'll be super grumpy when you have to wake them up. Enjoy!
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Regardless of how much fun you are having or how much time you spent planning the perfect holiday, one of your kids will act like you are ruining their life.
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You'll start to wonder where all the trash possibly came from.
Despite the stress, the tantrums and the mess, a family holiday is the perfect opportunity to connect. In a few years, no one will remember the crazy moments but they will remember how much fun you had.
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