HOLIDAY ROAD TRIP TIME IS UPON US! YIKES.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
MY MEMORIES & BOOK REVIEW
Every summer my parents, two brothers, our ‘weenie’ dog, Poppy, and I would pile into our lemon yellow station wagon and made an excursion from our home in California to visit my darling grandparents in Utah. It was good times and we did have fun. Part of the time. Reading could lead to queasiness. Boredom can lead to restlessness and crankiness. So there were a few family games we would play that made the endless, monotonous hours more bearable.
My dad would say, “Alright everyone, take a guess how many miles to that landmark (or whatever), up there. That was interesting and worked for a little while here and there.
I also remember the mirages during the long hauls in the Nevada desert. Fascinating. We would tell fantasy stories to each other surrounding them.
Wow, we must have reeeeeally been bored, but I remember my older brother and I sticking our heads out the back of the station wagon and counting road kill hit by other cars. (Back in the day when on the road we were let out of our seat belts.) Yuk! Critters squashed flat like pancakes. Poor things. I can hardly believe it, as I’m so squeamish about any creature that is harmed in any small way. 🙁 And my brother, an animal lover, is very humane in nature. I asked him the other day if he remembered that. He laughed with a bit of shock and said he hadn’t! Later in life I had nightmares about running over things. On our road trips we definitely needed something better to do with our time!
Opportunity & Memories
Of course, it’s a whole new world today with our gadgets that kids and parents have alike. But as I reminisce about those family trips with my mom and dad, both now gone, I realize it is those times where we talked, laughed and shared games and stories were so precious. I remember them with fondness. I don’t think I’d remember the time I’d spent on my tablet.
ONE BOOK – 50 Games, Organized & ALL IN ONE PLACE
When I read this book, all of my road trip memories came flooding back. This book has some great games for fun, sharing, and learning that will make the time fly for you and your kids! There are a few I really wish we had played on our trips. Some where you really get to know and appreciate each other in ways that slip by us in our busy everyday lives. Also some that illicit self reflection and insight. Instead of the proverbial, Are we there yet, your kids will be saying, “Are we there already?” 🙂
ROAD TRIP! 50 Family Approved Games For The Car by Diane Ethington & Aubree Ethington Jolley
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READY FOR YOUR NEXT FAMILY ROAD TRIP?
This family book has some great games the whole family will enjoy. I think these would be wonderful for Family Nights or even whole family gatherings, where kids and their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can all get to know one another better and the lives they’ve lived! I would record for posterity. 🙂
It is faith and patriotic oriented planner and especially effective if parents use it in preparing somewhat ahead of time for their next fun and eventful road trip. I received this book for a fair and balanced review.
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Much thanks ~ Deba Do ♥