School holidays are here and you might be looking forward to your long awaited family road trip.
Well the kids are anyway…
You on the other hand, may be excited about the destination itself but not soooo much the long car ride. Whoever said “It’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey” clearly never spent 8 hours travelling in a car with young kids.
Let’s face it, most of us have experienced the sheer joy of being cooped up in the car with kids for an extended period of time. As a once small human yourself, you may once have been forced to fight the relentless battle for personal space with your own siblings, resorting to building strict boundaries with the use of anything at hand in the back seat.
Perhaps at some stage since you became a parent, you’ve found yourself having to explain to your own son that there is no possible way that his brother has breathed ALL the air leaving none for anyone else.
Sheeesh. And we choose to go on road trips???
I get it you guys, I’ve been there many times and I’ve learned quite a few things along the way. I’ve put together the bees knees of road trip guides for you, to help you enjoy the Ultimate School Holiday Road Trip, whatever your destination.
As one of your car saviours, I’ve included watching the Monster Trucks movie on DVD (out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital 12 April). We didn’t get to see it when it was out at the cinemas and my boys have been busting me relentlessly about missing it. Monster Trucks has all the ingredients to make it one of those movies that the whole family will love, yes even us mums. Teen love, brave heroes, awesome trucks and loveable monsters – yep tick, tick, tick and tick. This is a very good thing given that we will probably have watched it at least a dozen times by the time we travel to the Gold Coast and back.
Oh, did I mention Rob Lowe is in this movie? Yep, like I said, this movie even has something for us mums to enjoy.
Look, we make no guarantees that you won’t hit any bumps in the road on your road trip, they are just par for the course in family life, but these ideas are going to give you a pretty good shot at a smooth run. Wherever you’re headed these holidays, I hope the journey is a good one.
Monster Trucks is ready to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 12 April.
21 Ways to Enjoy School Holiday Road Trips
21 ways to enjoy your school holiday road trip with kids.
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