The Vacation Splurge

Okay, so since the kids are coming with us on our North Carolina vacation we realized that traveling 4-6 hours each of three days to NC and the same coming back is a LONG time for a 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old. Since our van doesn’t have an installed overhead DVD player we opted to get a portable one, which is significantly cheaper.

Today I ordered a Toshiba 7″ portable DVD player from Amazon. I did some price checking and found that since Amazon didn’t charge tax or shipping the price ended up being the same as if I were to order it from another electronics website I looked into.

It’s an expensive splurge but one that will pay for itself in spades if it keeps our kids from getting bored and restless during our vacation.

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  1. What, does that mean no “counting cows” game? Or “I spy with my little eyes” game? Come on! Wimp.


  2. Oh we won’t have DVDs running the whole time. We’ll do a bit of everything – naps, food, dvds, games, singing, etc. My plan is that whichever parent is NOT driving will sit in the back with the kids to help entertain them.

  3. Hey, that’s a great idea to have the non-driving parent back with the kids! Since you guys already know where you’re going, that parent doesn’t need to help navigate. 🙂

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