Thursday, 21 June 2012

Some May Think I'm Crazy

On July 6 I will be taking on my most challenging adventure yet as a mother. I will be driving to my sister’s place 40 minutes north west of Fort Saint John, BC. Just the four kids and me from July 6th to July 14th.

We are first driving to Calgary July 6th. This will be the first leg of the trip lasting 7 ½ hours. We will be visiting Aunties and Uncle for a few days and giving me a rest from the road. On July 9th we will then drive to my sister’s past Fort Saint John making it another 12 hours in the car. We will then chill out in the countryside taking in my nieces. On July 13th we will then start the long voyage back home, going another 14 hours in the car. Yes we will be taking a night stay somewhere on the way back. That will make it a grand total of 2,758km and 32 hours of driving.

Now that you see my crazy plan here is my question to you. What kinds of things should I plan to entertain 4 kids for a trip like that? All the entertainment needs to be free or cheap. I am willing to hear about any tips too. Just not the one about not going, I won’t be listening to that. I have already made up my mind and well I’m pretty stubborn.

Just One of Those Moments
Big C recently went to a classmate’s house to work on a school project. When he was asked by his classmate’s mom if I worked Big C responded by saying, “Oh no she’s too busy being a mom to work.”


  1. Wow good for you :) I suggest markers & coloring or activity books or just plain paper for the older ones. The little guys may sleep for a few hours which may be a good break, but I suggest toys that are fun for them and a movie on a laptop if you have after a few hours. That may kill some time if you have one. Also songs or borrowing stories on cd from the library and books. I'm sure you guys will have a great time :D I pray that God give you grace for this trip and the children patience as well as you to endure the long drives. Bless you!!!

  2. Shala, what an adventure that will be - for everyone!! :) Do you have a tape player or CD player in the vehicle - let me know which you have, ok? I would love to make up some surprise bags for the kids to take along to use on the way! I agree with the above comment - patience, prayer and preparation will be essential; what memories you will make with your crew!

  3. @Jesusinmelives I willing definitly be doing that. I pinned on pinterest a great way to use DVD cases to hold the paper and crayons. Thank you also for your prayers and encouragement. BLESSINGS!

  4. @Doreen, Thank you for being the most incredible fostermom our family could have! I am so blessed how you loved my kids for those 5 1/2 years before we got them and how you still love and bless all my children. BLESSINGS!