I just spent all of my 5th to the last day of Kindergarten (2 of which will be spent AT Kindergarten) going from store to store to get sTuFf to take to Utah on our trip. Of course, there were a few things to get for the baby shower I'm hosting (waiving to Becky) but most of it was crap to fill time for our backseat friends.
Let's see... I got transformers, play cell phones, some lighted necklaces, those little water games, tiny slinkies, little video games, play cars...ok... perhaps it'd be faster to say what I didn't get -- plutonium, and sharp knives.... pretty much anything else, it's in my bags. I have 2 concerns:
1) Filling the time. Does anyone have some stuff they've used in the car that got rave reviews? I am not against buying more stuff.
2) Dealing with the 2 fighting over the stuff that we do have (I swear each one ALWAYS wants what the other one has, and then we switch and they want what the other one has.... and we switch). Anyway, I have a little plan on doing FHE next week on sharing, etc. That book "Siblings without Rivalry" gave me some great ideas, and it's somethig I'd like to talk about before we embark on our journey. BUT, does anyone have any bright ideas on that one?
Ok, and before ANYONE mentions a DVD player. I have a firm belief (stupid as it may be) that children should be able to sit still, enjoy the journey and not be glued to a DVD player for our 13 hour drive. So, I'm talking learning toys, things we can all do together. Good crap like that.