There is no denying the fact that kids are from another planet, they really are! They are built differently. God knows what kind of hyperactive muscles they have that keep them jumping like a spring all day long. They can’t sit still for more than a few minutes.
And here you are thinking of traveling with these human-like monkeys. What a daunting task, that gets even more challenging considering how long is the journey. They have a natural gift from God that their span of interest is smaller than your social circle. You can only keep them occupied for a few minutes.
After that you will end up getting your ears surrounded by the deafening chants of, are we there yet? To trigger your remaining brain cells, they bombard you with another slogan “I need to go to the bathroom.” ah! Even the mere thought of it may sound daunting to you.
But hold your horses mates! No matter how infuriating or irritating they get, they are still kids. Innocent and easy to fool. And that is what you need to do. Derive techniques to keep them busy, so they don’t get the time to yell we are bored or how much time is left to reach the destination.
But for that, you will need to run your imagination wild and devise dozens of ways to keep them engaged. Because just a few ways will be not sufficient to keep them glued to their seats. And using actual glue is unfortunately not an option for us.
And now that you are so exhausted from your hectic life, we don’t want to burden you. Your kids are ample to give you a headache. Therefore, we have compiled a few tips that you may find life-saving when about to hop on a loong journey.
Buckle your seat belts and let’s get started!
Let’s not make things complicated, and keep it as natural as we can. The first instinct and your natural act upon keeping your kid engage happily would be shoving the tablet into the hands of your munchkins. Obvious and reliable technique. This can get even better when you can use Dstv, as it has tons of amazing kid’s shows and content to keep them hooked for hours.
Wondering how to get your hands on DStv outside South Africa is not a problem anymore. You must be carrying a reliable VPN with you, then the streaming will be a piece of cake for you.
Streaming is certainly a nice option, but too much of it can cause the eyes of your kids to strain. No matter how mischievous they are they dont deserve this sort of torment, right? So, indulge them in a healthy activity, where you can also take part actively.
Of course, you too are riding along with them and have the equal right to spend time without any hassle. Therefore sing-alongs are a pretty good way to pass the time. You can get CDs or kid’s music to enthrall on a melodious journey.
Well, something to munch on, something to quench your thirst is not just a need of those munchkins. But a fuel for energy for adults as well. So, not in your dream you dare to forget taking loads of quality snacks that too in bulk quality on your road journey.
Always go for quality and organic snacks. It may include banana chips or food. With different amazing shapes. Unique-shaped food has the natural ability to tempt kids towards it. We dont know the science behind it, but who cares since they are getting the job done?
Pack loads of juices and water bottles to stay hydrated throughout your journey.
Eating too much could also land you in the no-go area which you would want to visit as least as possible. So, engage them in games like Ask Me a Question, or I Would Rather, or you can also play dumb-charade.
All these games are entertaining and will serve as a mean for your family to unite and have a quality time together which in today’s world seem kinda of impossible.
Another great way to spend time without sitting idly is to bring a map along with you. And hand your captain AKA kid the highlighter. Teach them how to read maps, and ask them to guide you. A friendly piece of advice, this is solely to entertain you guys, never ever take their directions seriously.
It will give them the feeling of authority, and credibility. At least let them live in their bubble as far as they are letting you pass your journey in peace
Long-distance journeys can be a painstaking job, especially if you have to take your kids along with them. But just a little creative side of yours can ignite an amazing spark of fun and togetherness.
Kids are actually vibrant and jolly companions to make your journey exciting yet a pain in the neck. But in the end, it’s all worth it.
Have a safe journey!