When we were prepping for our trip to Gulf Shores, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t terrified of the idea of being in the car all day with small children. It seriously scared the crap out of me. It’s like seven kinds of Hell when kids are hungry or tired or bored or they simply want to be somewhere other than the car and you are trapped in a box on wheels with nothing to help them. It makes my brain short-circuit. It does things to my aura. It makes my eyes twitch. I was completely and totally dreading it.
In attempt to not completely lose my mind on the ride to our vacation, I started coming up with a list of activities for the car that would keep them occupied. All-of-a-sudden, it hit me – there are so many more options for entertainment when the child has a surface in front of them. Just think about it. Plus, it makes eating in the car so much easier. I knew that we needed travel trays for the kids, and we needed them ASAP. Since time was of the essence (and because I’m a cheap skate) I opted to make my own trays in lieu of buying them. So, I did just that. And you know what? They were a freaking lifesaver! I spent around $5 and about 2 hours to make them both. Allow me to walk you through the process. Your sanity can thank me later.