Holiday Travel With Kids
f there were every two to explain gifts to a child while
words that went together, you are really playing with them.
they are "holiday" and Everyone looks forward to these
"travel". They can be a pain in family gatherings.
the neck during the holidays if
you travel with kids. Nobody looks forward to actually
going through the process of
Holiday Travel traveling to family gatherings.
Travel by airplane, and you have
I happen to be a big fan of the to sit in crowded airports,
Christmas televisions shows. I suffer through connecting
happily admit that I am still a flights, pray the weather doesn't
fan of the Grinch, the island of act up and, of course, wedge
toys and, of course, Rudolf. yourself into a seat made for a
Alas, one can't help buy notice super model. There is also that
none of these shows make any moment of apprehension when the
mention of holiday travel. While plane is loading and you hope not
we occasionally see Santa in his to get stuck to "drunk guy",
sleigh, he certainly isn't "gonna get sick guy", "cute,
sitting in a depressing airport hyperactive child" or an
lounge waiting for a four hour insurance salesman. All of these
flight delay to pass. downfalls are multiplied when you
travel with your kids.
Holidays are a great time because
they give you a chance to loaf. Being a child is about having fun
If you're traveling out of town and exploring your surroundings.
to a family home, you can Sitting in an airport for 5 hours
anticipate spending a few days of is not conducive to such things.
eating too much, sleeping a lot, The old Stapelton Airport in
watching football and pretending Denver used to have a giant
waiting room that was painted in
dark red. When the weather acted A better solution to your child's
up, it was like getting a 10 hour boredom would be to get them
preview of hell. As miserable as engrossed in something that
you might be with delays, your actually helps their minds grow.
child will be ten times worse Books are great, particularly the
off. So, what do you do? latest installment of Harry
Potter which is sure to keep them
In this age of the gadget, there engrossed for a few hours.
is always the video game. There Another option is to give the
problem, however, is there writing journals, and tell them
something disturbing about to write down things such as
watching a child's eyes glaze their impressions of the trip,
over as he digitally kills all the important things they
monsters, other humans or experienced during 2005 and so
whatever happens to be on the on. Both of these options will
screen. One has to wonder what keep them from being miserable as
society will be like in another well as develop a skill other
20 years or so when these video than pressing a button as fast as
game experts come to the humanely possible.
About the Author:
Rick Chapo is with http://www.nomadjournals.com - makers of writing journals for keeping diaries of personal experiences, travel, trips and outdoor activities. Visit http://www.nomadjournaltrips.com for more travel articles, travelogues and travel stories.