(Folks, to this day I can read whole novels in the car. I am also quite adept at reading in the bottom of a fishing boat
We have flown a lot with our boys, but trips to The Smith Place in Florida are done by car. We have driven there twice already this year. (It's eight hours.)
We also are planning a First Ever Getting On Board With The New Economy Camper Trip this summer, which I'm very excited about. This idea was partially inspired by my parents shiny new camper, seen here being tended in my driveway by Rob and Bear.
One thing that I'm looking forward to with Shark Boy is his abilty to do new activities in the car now that he's reading well. Sponge Bob videos and playing with small toys
So in the spirit of The Family Summer Roadtrip I have a terrific giveaway for you!
The Sparky Junior Travel Backpack from AllChildrensFurniture.com.
Thank you to the friendly folks at AllChildrensFurniture for providing it. I love this website. They have a wide selection of kids furniture), plus some of the best pricing I've seen on toy kitchens (oh how I love a pretty little toy kitchen), and I've been checking them out since I'm in Kid Room Redo Mode.
Leave a comment telling me something about one of your family road trips (or about you know, whatever) and you are entered to win! (Residents of the US and Canada only. Sorry extra-North American readers!)
If you Twitter the post, let me know and you are entered twice.
I'll draw a winner via a supremely scientific method
It struck me as I loaded photos of Bear washing the camper that kids love to help wash cars! Here is Shark in 2007 (age 5) helping Mr. P.
These two photos of Sugarplum are among my absolute favorites. It was her first day of Pre-School and we came back to my parents house where Robin Hood was washing the cars. She marched straight up to his sudsy bucket and plunged her head straight in!