Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Traveling With Small Children

We got back late Sunday from traveling
to the North Carolina/Virginia border
for a wedding.
Our niece got married to her longtime
boyfriend of 11 years.
Rehearsal dinner was at their farm.
Starting time 7:30 pm.
This time is perfect for catching the beautiful sunset.

But, can be challenging for those with small children.
Especially those who have children
with bed times at 7pm.

So, what do you do?
Well, you make the most of the situation.
You give a little, you allow a little,
you expect little.
Children whose sleep patterns are interrupted
will react.

My children averaged 6 1/2 hours less sleep each day
on our trip.
That and they are sleeping in a strange environment.
There were many parents of small children
at the wedding, so we were not alone.
How do I think my children did?
Considering we drove over 1200 miles,
ate a lot on the go, no naps,
pretty good.

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