Well, I use the term packed lunch a lot these days. I think I'm the queen of the packed lunch! If I need to go anywhere by car, I want to make the most of the trip. I save petrol by multitasking and I save on time. Home educating my children becomes very hard when we flit here, there and everywhere. When we have a few 'home' days in a row, we feel organised and relaxed. I'd much prefer to get heaps of jobs out of the way on one day so we can be home more.
- buy butter
- buy shoelaces
- go to bank
- take clothes to op shop (and usually come home with heaps of other stuff from there)
- sewing shop
However, if I need to travel further afield, due to our small town's lack of shopping variety, it becomes a packed lunch affair.
The children will have food and drink in case we spend a lot of time driving from place to place. I'll take our devices so they can study in the car, some readers for Buddy in case we have waiting time at the dentist. Belle will take some craft. It will be a big and hopefully productive trip with lots of planning and preparation. Heck, I might even get fancy and iron a shirt for Buddy for the big occasion. Lol!
Do you go crazy trying to achieve everything on one trip?