Holiday Gripes by CheapHolidayLand.com
Now I love a good holiday, but I absolutely dread the whole saga of getting to your final destination, especially when you have 4 children in tow. So I am going to share with you my 5 pet peevs of travelling with children.
1. Are We Nearly There Yet?
Honestly how many times do they have to ask this question! We haven't even got out of the car park and they want to know if we are nearly there yet! The same question then gets repeated at least every 5 minutes of the journey. When you have this in quadruple form it gets a little bit tedious!!
2. Toilet Fascination
No matter where we go or how we travel the children seem to have an attraction to the toilet. Now public toilets can be a bit grim, but on a train or plane they are particularly disgusting. They are usually covered in used toilet paper, wet floors and they stink, not that the kids are bothered! They still want to visit every 5 bloody minutes.
You're a parent, you know all about being prepared, so you pack a bag of snacks you know they will like. You even let them pick them out themselves, pack them into their own bags, they even argue over who gets what. Then as soon as your on your way they want the over priced junk they sell on the trolleys, and to save all hell breaking loose you begrudgingly pay £8 for 3 packets of crisp and bar of chocolate.
Travelling pre children was so easy, with my little cute suitcase I could sail through the airport looking all stylish. Now I look like a bag lady, a sweaty bag lady pulling all the cases while Daddy herds children.
The expense of travelling with children is astounding, when you factor in the out of pocket snacks Dick Turpin just robbed you for off the snack trolley, the fact that its cost you an extra £1000 to go in the school holidays and free child's places are limited to 1 per family, well you may as well just stay at home!!!!
Do you travel a lot with children? What do you love or hate about it? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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