Next week we’ll be taking our first road trip as a family of nine. Since we have yet to move to a 12 passenger van (it’s in the works though), we’re still driving a nine seater Ford Expedition. That means, that each and every seat is filled with person. So, a cargo carrier for the top of the car needs to be purchased and the one we already own that rides behind the car needs to be hooked on. I chuckle at the thought of what we’ll look like. The kids want to paint the windows of the cars as well with something like “FullPlateFamily Summer Vacation 2010”. Are we really going to become THAT family? Kind of dorky.
Any fun suggestions on ways to keep the troops occupied? We’re going to put the little in the middle row so they can watch the DVD player, but some of my best memories as a kid is playing “The Alphabet Game” as we zoomed down the highway, usually toward Disney World. I want some family togetherness as well. I’ll be filling a backpack of “personal items” today for each kiddo. Any really good suggestions on what to fill it with as well?
who hopes she isn’t crying at the side of the road in Iowa at this time next week.