There is a past-due date for travel – especially when you’re under ten. Although frankly, my expiration date for being on the road came shortly after the kids, especially as the mommy in a completely different place. “Mommy, can you hold this?” (What!? There isn’t a garbage can in sight!) “Mommy, I have to pee. Now!” (Um, what about ten minutes ago when I told you this was the last potty stop for miles and you said, ‘I don’t have-ta go!’.) “Mommy, can we just go home now?” (No, we have six days left on this trip. But I will have this glass of wine and pretend we’re home.)
It’s exhausting travelling, and when you add little ones and their needs and wants for consistency and routine; it’s tricky. We did a few things to make our lives easier since we knew the kids might get homesick before our return trip tickets.