The wedding was beautiful, entertaining, and fun, fun, fun. The drive there, not so much. This was our view out the window once we left Missouri. It.never.changed. Ever.
I didn't want to spend a ton of money on new books-- so I didn't. I went to the basement and raided our own stash of books. True, we have a TON of books, but even those that were loved and familiar to the boys became priceless treasures when they were placed into recycled gift bags.
These were some of the books I took for Logan.
And here are some I took for Tyson.
I didn't even wrap the books ahead of time. I just kept them in a box near my feet and I slipped them into a gift bag every 30 minutes or so and passed them back.
Each time, Logan would say, "A present? For me?!"
I had thought it would be nice to have extra books for bedtime at the hotel as well. The boys, however, partied so hard at the reception that they feel asleep on the 5 minute drive back to the hotel. They did not wake up until the next morning!
Consider giving the gift of reading on your next trip. It might buy you a few minutes of quiet or might help distract the kids when they get whiney or start fighting. Or are my kids the only ones that do that?
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