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Bad Parents Guide to surviving a road trip!

kid tied to roof of carAdmit it, we’ve all been there.   Your patience has run out and you begin to entertain deranged thoughts about how to keep our kids under control in the car just so you can have some peace!  Tying your kid to the roof of the car, or duct taping their mouth closed doesn’t seem all that bad, does it?!

If you’ve had “Bad Parent” thoughts, then you are probably normal, providing of course that you don’t seriously act on these thoughts!  The best advice I can give if you feel guilty about it, is to just turn it into humor.  It’s really our brain’s way of dealing with the stress, and you can actually have fun with these ideas with your kids in the process.

Take a look at the video that my nephews and nieces helped me make along with my own children  recently.   Obviously I don’t seriously recommend these techniques, but  you can’t tell me you’ve never thought of some of them!

While you’re there, please subscribe to Momsminivan on YouTube!  I have instructional how-to videos for fun kids activities, as well as product reviews and hopefully a few more humorous parenting videos!   Now, get out that duct tape, and get busy!

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1 comment

1 Gwynn Torres { 08.09.13 at 12:43 pm }

Our friend Gavin had an idea he used on a beach vacation, but it would work on any road trip. He brought canvases, paintbrushes and paint for every member of the family, appropriate for everyone’s skill levels. He asked everyone to paint anything they wanted by the end of the vacation. There were no more rules than that, but he encouraged them to choose a subject inspired by the trip. Even the smallest member of the family got to participate. Mom created a special beach scene just right for the baby’s tiny footprints. Everyone painted, and everyone had a great time. And the children talked about it and looked forward to it every day. Best of all, when they got home, Gavin hung all the canvases together on one wall, creating a work of art to inspire and preserve great memories.

It’s worth a try.