As part of a sponsored post for Socialstars, Playskool is helping me pack lighter while traveling with boys. #PLAYSKOOLCREW
Now that I have two kids; though, we pack SO-MUCH-STUFF. We easily fill up the entire SUV for a weekend trip to the cabin. And let’s be real, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen it. All of it. There is no picture taking corner at the cabin. It’s not like I can say, “Hey babe, could’ja move that suitcase so I can take a picture?”
It’s very studio apartment-ish and has forced us think smarter about toys and our laundry. Yes, laundry. You’d think it was Fashion Week with all of the outfits my boys blow through.
His alter ego is Captain Michael, and sticks are his swords.
If I don’t bring something for Maverick, he will roam off on his own eating anything and everything he encounters. Including sticks. He loves sticks.
Do you see my dilemma?
There was less stick action, but there was more, “Buut he’s a baaaaby! He’s going to get his gummies on it!”
Neither boy wanted to share.
Are you picking up the pattern I’m laying down here?
Forgive me for not being humble, but being able to entertain 3 kids under the age of 4 with a small bag of toys, in a space just as small, deserves a pat on the back. Have you ever been around a group of toddlers experiencing cabin fever? It’s very similar to a pack of rabid dogs. Do you understand what that does to a grown-up? Of course you do because you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t.
Back in June, I just had to hug my sister and tell her, “We will get through this. They will grow out of this stage. Everything will be okay.”
Yep, boys, they sure are.
PS: The trick for our laundry is a garbage bag. The garbage bag acts as our hamper and helps me keep track of what is clean/dirty. It keeps us in an organized chaos instead of a full blown disaster. Which is all a parent can hope for.