Our Zehlahlum Family 10 Day Christmas Circus Tour of
Trauma Travel involves a 7 hour drive, a 5 hour drive and a 9 hour drive and those times don’t include the requisite stopping. So yeah, we’re talking about 22-24 hours of travel in the best of circumstances (which don’t tend to follow us around).
Do you know what you need to travel that far with 3 preschoolers? Especially my three. What’s that you say? Vodka? Sheesh, you lush, you can’t have vodka in the car. Whiskey? Do I need to schedule you an intervention? According to the “police” and “laws” alcohol is alcohol and should have no part of travel. Sedatives? Well, the blessing of kids who get carsick is that I can
dope them up ease their suffering with Dramamine. Luckily, restraints are required for travel! I know they say this is to keep the kids safe in case of an accident, but really, I think it’s to keep them safe from parents…. When it comes to keeping the car quiet there’s always Team Gag Them, but I find all that drool to be off-putting. We’re firmly on Team Ipod & Headphones Per Parent.
Okay, 300 words and some bad jokes to get the point…such is the Zehlahlum life. Christmas Playlists!
These were all purchased through Audible.com, which I love and gets the Zehlahlum Family Stamp of Approval.
Andrew and I really will use ipods for a good portion of the trip. Is it cozy and togetherish? Not really, but we all get there alive. Plus, then we can listen to our own thing and the kids can listen to their more annoying favorites. For the shared times though this is what I have.
A Christmas Carol special edition preformed by Tim Curry. (1 subscription credit)
Jackson 5 “Ultimate Christmas Collection” (iTunes $7.99)
I downloaded the following children’s stories for the kids and will burn them on a CD so they won’t be annoying the first few times that we listen to them, but the kids can listen ad nauseum and I can then use my ipod. I got all 9 for $13.
1) Max’s Christmas 2) Twas the Night Before Christmas 3) Snowy Day 4) How the Grinch Stole Christmas 5) Olivia Helps with Christmas 6)Froggy’s Best Christmas 7) Snowmen at Night 8) Snowmen at Christmas 9) Owl Moon
For more adults only listening one for topical reasons and one just so I can concentrate on what I’m hearing. lol. Give them Grace and The Hunger Games.
I’m planning on buying one more cd from iTunes, preferably for under $10 and I have one more Audible credit. Any suggestions?