Oh yes, it’s that oh so fun time when we take road trips with our kids. Yay. Can’t you tell I’m overjoyed by the very thought of it? ha! Anyways, I thought I’d share some tips and have-to’s when taking your next road trip. I’m also sharing the importance of roadside assistance with you below. It’s something that will give you peace of mind and with no monthly fees…how can you not give it consideration?
When taking a road trip with Teens…
- You must pack pillows. They will most likely sleep as much as possible to avoid conversation, singing, and lame games that we parents try to make them play.
- Bring your own headphones. Once they gain control of the radio, you’ll wish you had something to plug in your ears.
- Pack lots of snacks. Teens never stop eating.
When taking a road trip with 4 year olds….
- Take advantage of technology! Bring a portable dvd player. While you won’t want them to watch it the whole trip (or maybe you will), you will need a good break from the chatter and ants in their pants. This will keep them occupied for a at least an hour. And my suggestion is to bring their absolute favorite, or something they’ve never seen so that they stay completely engaged ‘in the new’.
- Create a list of games. Our favorites? Counting cows, storytelling, and hello yellow. Counting cows is self-explanatory I assume. Storytelling involves you each taking turns to create a story, starting where the other one leaves behind. Truett loves this. He comes up with some of the funniest stuff! And hello yellow is much like slug bug only there’s no slugging. You simply say aloud “Hellllooooo Yellow!” when seeing any yellow vehicle. Each gets a point and gets double points when they spot a yellow bus or something big.
- Pack lots of snacks. 4 year olds never stop eating….at least mine doesn’t.
Now all kidding aside, it’s absolutely essential to be safe. Wearing your seat belts and always using a safety seat are givens but how many of you will have help if you break down on the side of the road, especially in 105′ heat? I’ve seen several rigs broke down this Summer, with kiddos and I know I would not want my kids to have to suffer in the heat. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I highly recommend Good Hands Roadside Assistance. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. SOOO easy and you only pay when you use people!!!
- You do not need to have Allstate insurance to use this service ·
- You only pay when you use it, there are no monthly fees ·
- Pre-registering for Good Hands Roadside Assistance provides faster service at time of need on the road. Those that pre-register will also receive welcome kit in the mail containing a wallet card, key fob and window cling with the phone number for roadside help. ·
- You can register for up to 5 users on your account
I cannot stress it enough on how awesome it is. It’s a peace of mind knowing that you’ll be taken care of IF something happens. And while they may be a big ‘if’…it’s still a good feeling knowing that y’all are gonna be okay.
I’d really love to know if you have ever considered signing up with roadside assistance and why or why not.
Disclosure: I’m being compensated for my time to create this posts. I wanted to share the program with you because teen driving safety needs attention. As a mom of 2 teen drivers, I can feel better knowing my kids will always have help on the road! Opinions are my own, as always.