My kids start school in a few days. After our long, hot, busy summer, I know I should be really excited that we’re getting back to our regular routine. I mean, who isn’t happy when school resumes? Last year my friends and I actually popped open a bottle champagne at the bus stop. But this time, I’m feeling a little sad that they can’t stay home just a little while longer. I know, what the hell is wrong with me?
I have a confession to make. For the past two summers, my two-year-old daughter has worn nothing but Crocs. However, I did welcome the opportunity to pit my time-tested favorite against a couple of the other popular toddler shoe trends for summer. Namely— the old-school revival of Salt Water Sandals and the brand new to the party Natives.
My two-year-old has a bit of an obsession with the iPad. In order to manage her use of it, we impose time limits and also make sure to have plenty of educational apps loaded. There are tons of apps out there for toddlers but here we’re reviewing apps that help kids learn their alphabet and identify letters.
I’ve come up with some activities to keep us entertained as we enjoy each other’s company for 3,000 miles. Three thousand long, long, loooong miles. If you’ll be taking a road trip this summer, too, be sure to read on. Maybe something here will help you keep your sanity during your long journey.