Saturday, December 15, 2007

Over the River and Thru the Woods

I am preparing for an adventure. Yes, it's all in the attitude when you prepare for a 15 hour drive with 3 children.

I went to the Dollar Store this weekend and stocked up on all kinds of groovy things to surprise them with throughout the trip. I just don't want to be a slave to a portable DVD player and other electronic devices...

Any advice from you seasoned road warriors is welcome...

In other news, singing in the Christmas program last weekend was like food for the soul. I love the fact that the program was centered on the person of Christ -- not just his birth, but his death and resurrection. I loved hearing the church sing back at us, and stand spontaneously in worship. Beautiful.

5 comments:

Jana said...

Jeannie:
It has been forever since I had to entertain a young boy. But, I can tell you that snacks are great and any kind of games -- looking at license plates, coloring books. And, if Aaron is going to be with you, Jeff and I always enjoy doing a game where we name a movie star and then the other one tries to see how many movies they can think of which include that movie star. This is fun when you travel with another couple with walkie-talkies. Hope this helps a little. I would say the rule of thumb is that you need something new every hour at least to keep them occupied. Of course, sleeping is always a good thing. But, don't underestimate the beauty of a good Walt Disney movie.
Looking forward to seeing you around the holidays.
Jana

Holly said...

I've never had to take a long trip w/both of them yet, or at least, not at the age that they need to be entertained. The last time we took a long trip, Asher was an infant, and they both slept most the way. Gonna miss those days! :)

Our church doesn't do an adult program, but we're not too traditional in a lot of things. Last week was the children's program, and it was great! Someone in the church wrote the play, and after the kids were done, Pastor got up and spoke some about Christ. I'm not too sad about not having an adult program bc I'd miss hearing Pastor preach.

mordy said...

3 free christmas songs on itunes this week...

Tim Barosh said...

hey girl,

We did 22 hrs to Disney back in November. It was rough, but we did the dollar store surprises as well. Glow in the dark stuff was really a treat at night time. We between DVD Player, Music, and Silence. Trading off was good and the DVD player did its job when we turned it on.

It's hard though...no matter how you look at it! We pretty much stopped every two hours. We also tried to find parks for them to get out and play for a while. That seemed to help.

Have a good one!

Janine said...

Indidually packaged snacks, small toys, coloring stuff, comic books, animal magazines or books with lots of colorful pictures. Play games like who can find ten yellow cars first. Make a checklist with a picture of a cow, horse, snowplow, swingset, etc. Anything that you might see on your trip. They put an X on them as they see them. Music CD's or books on CD from the library work great. See if you can find some that have mulitple copies of the book so that each child has one to look at.
Hope that helps! Have fun!