I’ve talked before about my
disdain of trouble with “the road trip”. Forgot about that? Find out why here 🙂
Unfortunately, they are sometimes unavoidable.
You want to know what makes a road trip even harder? Doing it on your own.
I’ve recently had to learn this the hard way with two solo road trips in a a 3 week period.
*insert whiny face emoticon here*
Sidenote: I love my husband all the time, but appreciate him so much more after I’ve taken a few of these trips with Little S by myself.
So based on my experience I’ve put together some survival tips for that solo road-tripping parent:
- Make sure everything is within reach – because nothing is harder than reaching behind you to dig through a bag. Trust me on this one…pretty sure I sprained something in my shoulder reaching for a snack on my 1st solo road trip attempt
- Load up with all of the favorites – favorite snacks, favorite toys, favorite music. Goal: make them happy and keep them happy
- Try to plan your drive to happen during a “sleep time.” I can’t even begin tell you how much this helps (i.e. peace and quiet)
- If you’re packing on your own too, remember that you can usually buy anything you’ve forgotten so don’t over stress the packing.
Although inevitably your trunk/cargo area will look similar to this:
Even if it’s just for a weekend…how can such tiny people require so much stuff?
- Be strategic about how many liquids you consume prior to/during your travels. Because potty breaks will mean unloading everyone and dealing with the restroom situation by yourself
It might seem like a never-ending journey at times, but you’ll get there… eventually… and if you’re lucky they’ll be wine waiting for you upon arrival.