When thinking of what to take for a ten-day holiday with small children, my first thought (for my two) is craft materials. As long as they have paper and something to write/draw with they’re happy. I also saved the last two months of Tiny Tigs monthly craft packs. In addition, a couple of games (Orchard Toys of course), lots of books and half of our Budkins for imaginative play. MG and DG then packed their own bags with some dolls and other random things. On the whole, I doubt we’ll use most of it because whatever the weather I expect the girls will be outside – playing on the beach, running round the garden, stomping in puddles and generally getting lots of fresh air.
The first day of the holiday is just travelling travelling, travelling. With 500 miles to cover it’s a tiring and long day. We left just before 4am and made great time, arriving in Scotland before 9am. We had a much better trip than expected, the girls waking when we put them in the car at 4am and then staying awake excitedly looking at all the lorries with their bright lights travelling in the dark before sleeping again at dawn.
In their travel bags I’d put paper, stickers, crayons and I-Spy sheets to fill in the boredom. We’d packed a portable DVD player but it wasn’t needed. We got to Oban in time to meet Grandma and Grandpa for lunch before the 4pm ferry.
Tired, we arrive at the cottage and unpack before falling asleep…