Into The Woods.
Traveling, even short distances, with a large family can be tricky. We like to leave first thing in the morning right after we've eaten breakfast. That way everyone is happy on the drive. If we time things right the baby will be ready for his morning nap and sleep the entire way. I think letting kids know your expectations before the trip begins can help with attitudes too. Unfortunately before we left the house on Saturday Audrey was having a bit of a meltdown. Her purple snow pants no longer fit and she didn't like the new black ones I bought as replacement. Her foul mood trickled through the family and we didn't leave as happily as I would have liked. I think the morning may have gone more smoothly if I would have prepped her a little bit about the snow pant situation. I should have explained my expectations for the day. Live and learn, right? Thankfully, a few minutes down the road Audrey forgot about her snow pant woes and we were ready for a fun family adventure.
How to you handle traveling with children? Are things chaotic at your house when you're trying to get out the door too?