The holidays mean food, fun, festivities and excruciatingly
long hours traveling with over-exhausted and sugared-up kids in the car. Here
are some tips for your travel survival (which obviously none of us have tried ... ).
Your sister's whining makes your kids seem like amateurs.
As the screams and cries of "My brother is whining in my face,"
rise, close your eyes and be grateful for all the things you have, like Xanax,
hard liquor and a whole host of dysfunctional family waiting for you when you
arrive. Your sister's whining makes your kids seem like amateurs. Focus on that
with some deep breaths. Feel better?
6. Be creative
Use some of the leftover cardboard from
Christmas presents to build a wall between the front seats and the back seats.
When you arrive at your destination, take down the wall, and whatever kid is
still alive is given the gift of you paying for their college.
7. Use positive reinforcement
Every time you don't scream
for everyone to stop touching each other, give yourself some chocolate.
8. Remember that you
are building memories with your family
Horrible, awful memories that will
prevent your children from asking to go on road trips for a really long time.
So, that's a bonus.