Today is the kids last day of school and tomorrow we are leaving to go on a mini vacation. Yesterday we purchased a 15 passenger van. For the past three years we have been driving 2 cars everywhere we go as a family. I am so glad that is over.
As I am packing and getting things ready to go here is the list of things that I am also having to plan out for my kids who struggle with change:
-Deciding who is going to have to wear pull ups in the car for the long drive because
A. They might stress pee in the car (I have an 8 yr old and 5 year old who do this)
B. They might wait until there is no where to stop to use the bathroom to actually tell us they have to pee (I have a 7 year old who does this all the time.)
-figure out a seating chart that gives people space and keeps 1 specific child from bugging people because she bugs everyone that she sits next to
-pack puke buckets because my kids seem to puke for no reason at the oddest and most inconvenient times
-what to pack to entertain them all (which is normal), but it has to be stuff they can't destroy the car with because, if given the opportunity, they will.
-and back to the seating chart, have to keep the child who has acted out sexually away from everyone so he doesn't get any bright ideas in the car
So, to sum things up, I have to worry about people inappropriately touching each other, people peeing in the car for no really valid reason, worrying about them destroying the car, and prepare for at least one of them to puke unexpectedly.
Happy vacation to us! 😀