We had big fun last week, collecting stories of embarrassing things kids do while visiting Grandma’s – plugged toilets, heads stuck in banisters, dramatic entrances and, in the case of winner Naomi, kiddies who tattle.¬† Loved those tales of shame!
This time, we’re¬†giving away¬†a couple of wonderful books – El Cerrito mom Shelly Rivoli’s “Travels with Baby” (just written up in the Times this weekend too) and Joan Steiner’s “Look-Alikes Around the World,” an amazing¬†picture book (photo, left)¬†that’s perfect for keeping kids of any age, 2-92, totally absorbed in the backseat, aboard a flight or waiting, waiting, waiting at the airport. Take a close look at that image of Venice. Not actually Venezia, is it? But can you tell what it is?¬† Very, very cool – we’ve added it to our “absolutely must pack this” packing list.
So, here’s this week’s challenge. Click “comments” (we’ll draw a name Friday night) and tell us what item your family absolutely, positively cannot travel without. Who, us? Hmm,
when our oldest daughter was little, it was her beloved, snow white,¬†stuffed kitty cat – who got tangled in the sheets one morning and disappeared with the laundry. We were so panicked, the concierge actually sent a platoon of chambermaids¬†to search¬†the hotel laundry. Whew. Note to self: carry bears.