Riding In Cars With Kids (And Why I’m Not As Crazy As I Look)

(Relatively) stress-free day trips with kids are totally possible 

As a family, we are very, very bad at staying put. Even when we fly off to some faraway destination together, we have a tendency to hop into our rental car and explore other places –  even if it’s only for a few hours here and there. It’s partially a desire to really get to know a place beyond what you might “expect” to see – but I think it’s mostly just that we really love being in the car together.

But we do have two children under age five, and trust me: plenty of our friends have expressed confusion about the fact that my husband and I actively seek out time in the car. “But Jordan,” they ask, “isn’t that…kind of…the worst?”

It’s not. (Or, okay, sometimes it is, but everything involving children is, from time to time, “The Worst.”)

Allow me to explain via today’s guest post over on The Scenic Route; I promise, there is method behind the madness.

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