Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Car Trip Must Have

I've been off the grid for a little bit. 'Tis the season of vacation and we were car tripping across the maritimes, camping and having a grand old time with the family. A lot of work and preparation, but it's worth it.

There is a very precise formula when packing for a long car trip. There is much debate about what should be included, but there is one thing that my car never leaves home without - wet wipes.

I have two packages of wet wipes on hand at all times, one in the glove box and one in the pocket of the back seat. There's also a small pack in my purse. They're good for everything. Kid gets chocolate all over hands and face - wet wipes! Teen spills Dr. Pepper all over the seat - wet wipes! Dog upchucks in the back - wet wipes! Mom has a meltdown on exit 82 - wet wipes!

So I might forget to bring toothbrushes, pajamas, or earplugs on the trip, but I will never forget wet wipes.

What's your never forget car item?

1 comment:

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Laptops, movies and hand-held video games. Usually I'm the mom telling my kids to get away from the tv and turn off the X-box but on long trips I make sure all forms of amusement are loaded in the car. If there's no amusements, there's sure to be a lot of fighting. Sigh. We do play many road games with the boys, too, but nothing makes for a sane, happy travelling mom like a Nintendo DS. Oh, and Kleenex. I always make sure there's Kleenex - for much the same reasons as you have wet wipes (still, I'm thinking of all the wet wipe opportunities and I am thinking they beat Kleenex hands down... especially for dog upchucks).