With three boys, we always hear the following questions:
- "Are we there yet?"
- "How much longer?"
- "When will we get there?"
- "How many more hours?"
You get the point. It gets old. It doesn't matter if we are traveling 9+ hours to Walt Disney World or if we are traveling 30 minutes to the next town, we get those questions. So, I came up with a way to show our youngest boys "How much longer."
We now have a laminated road that can be taped across the sun visors in our car. Along that road, I taped laminated pictures of the cities, landmarks and state lines we'll pass in route. I also printed and laminated a picture of our Honda Pilot. As we travel, we'll move the car along the road to the landmark pictures. It will serve as a visual for our boys to see just how far we have traveled and how much more we have in our drive. I tried to include something for every hour of the trip, so we could move the car about every 30 minutes from one picture, to a blank space, to the next picture.
I hope this visual road map will help our middle son! The car questions are killing me! :)