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You may be shocked to think there were any mishaps at all. Usually family time is perfection time and it all goes so swimmingly. Especially if a water slide is involved.
But I made one major mistake on this road trip.
I forgot it was 2016.
I made books with activities for each child. I gave each child a dry erase marker with the eraser on the lid so they could do the games in the book over and over. (I’d carefully put each page in a page protector in the same order for each book so I could call out which page I was doing and we could do it all together.) (Insert a picture of anything unrealistic here.)
I got material so everyone could tie their own blanket as we drove and then cuddle with it.
I brought extra paper and markers in case they got bored.
Essentially I brought everything I wish I had had when I’d gone on road trips with my family.
I’d forgotten that 30+ years had passed.
And there are iPods. And iPads. And books on CD. And portable DVD players.
So yesterday I finished tying two blankets and tied mine completely. (I didn’t bring mine due to the smallness of our vehicle.) There is one more yet to be tied.
I brought home brand new notepads and markers and I was the only one to mark all of the licenses we saw.
Mount Rushmore is a jackpot, by the way. We saw 24 different states in the parking lot.
We saw all states except for Hawaii, West Virginia, and two other states. We even saw Alaska. But I think Kevin and I were the most excited about the game.
I could’ve saved a lot of time and effort if I’d just downloaded the license plate game.
Then we could’ve opened the apps together.