1. luckyknitter
    June 6, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

    Very good advice. Have used many of these ideas myself, but wished I could have stopped at #1.


  2. Rowan
    June 4, 2008 @ 9:46 pm

    I feel bad. My small one has only ever played bubble-breaker on my phone. Have looked at old game-boy thingies on Ebay, but for some unexplained reason, they are all ‘paypal only’. Would like to try out something lower down the expenditure scale before shelling out for a DS. Wotcher recommend?

    I am afraid that my travel interest strategies are somewhat woeful in comparison with the gems stated here. My sole effort involves Kinder Eggs (do you have those in the US?) and getting hypertensive and depressed trying to fit together the flying squirrel/dragster combi, hidden within the chocolate shell, which comes in a hundred pop-out droppable sections.

    But then…the furthest I’ve travelled with my five-year-old is to Ikea, which is an hour and a half away. You guys are real professionals! Am takimg note for my next Ikea trip.


  3. A mom in the 'burbs
    June 4, 2008 @ 4:45 am

    Dr. Bob–rub it in. Though, actually, I envy Boy and his Garmin…he can sit in my backseat and give directions anytime. (well, if you take Toddler for me…)

    Wry–what is travelling without snacks? I distinctly recall that my dad would eat sour cherry candy only when we would go on road trips. No idea why…


  4. Wry Mouth
    June 3, 2008 @ 6:18 am

    #4 and 5 are especially important. I second them.


  5. Dr. Bob
    May 26, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    You really are an expert. Nice ideas. As I am happily at the “bring your own book and nintendo DS stage” I don’t have the same problems. But it does surprise me how much Boy enjoys the GPS device. He will sit in the back seat, happily informing me that we will have to turn in 900 feet for a remarkably long time.

    Worth every single penny.


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