My kids, thankfully, don’t utter that phrase too often. Well, Hannah still isn’t taking so she doesn’t offer any phrases, but she keeps us very entertained by putting on a ruffled dress up skirt and twirling around till she is so busy she runs into things. That is a big boredom buster here. So my advice is to rent my 2 year old for hours of endless entertainment. Word to the wise, she eats a lot and tends to get very cranky if she is woken up from her 3 hour afternoon nap early.
I kid, I kid…you so couldn’t afford to rent my kid (but if you want both for a weekend, I might cut you a bargain). What we really do to cut the boredom around here is some road trippin!! Although with the current gas prices, this might need some re-evaluation, we have several road trips planned for the summer (to be paid for my hiring my kids out for cheap entertainment).
Now, you might remember a while back, I actually posted some tips on how to road trip with the kids. I still stand by those recommendations, but recently I was made aware of another great website to help you plan your road trips that I have become a big fan of. Get Road Ready is a great website that has a some great features I must let you in on.
- A Best of the Road map that has pre-planned road trips mapped out for you. Helpful for the uncreative or directionally challenged among us. I am actually super excited to check out all the things it suggests to do right here in Michigan, including Traverse City which we are already planning a road trip to in July.
- Hello, Trip Activities!! I am going to bravely challenge the hubby to a round of State Capitals. Game on, baby.
- Tips and Checklists: This is going to be my hubby’s department. Apparently the car has something called a spark plug that needs to be checked from time to time. Car talk=Klingon to me. My OCD father will be happy to know there are some tips about keeping your car clean because apparently “THE CLEANLINESS OF YOUR CAR IS A REFLECTION UPON YOU!!!” Was I yelling? So sorry. And don’t even try to throw the “I have kids in the car all the time” line at him. He practically vacuums them while driving.
- There are even some coupons. Don’t tell Jenny, she has an addiction.
Here is a bonus for those of you who like some multimedia presentations with your blog post. The lovely people over at Get Road Ready have put together a little video with some of their tips.
Any fun road trips you have planned for the summer?
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