And of course, travelling with your charges can be doubly stressful.
Of course, you will need to keep an eye on your own bags. And to take care of the kids’ games, phones, bags and clothing. Oh, you may also be expected to watch out for your employer’s luggage. And then on top of all that, you’ve got to change your clothes and the kids’ clothes. And put the kids to sleep. But wait, somebody feels sick…
And now you’re expected to keep your charges entertained and engaged on the plane when they’re all hyper and excited too?! HELP!?!
Hang on! Don’t worry.
We’ve come up with a list of 5 ways to keep your charges busy! Phew! Take a deep breath and read on. It’s all going to be fine.
Board or card games
It is almost certainly a good idea to pick up some travel games before your trip and add them to your bag of tricks. If your kids are old enough, travel battleships or chess should go a long way to whiling away the hours. If you have more than two kids, Uno or Top Trumps may be the one for you. Check Amazon for Top Trumps games relating to your charge’s favourite sporting or TV hero, or look for more travel game inspiration here.
You could even consider a portable Lego set - prepare it together or have this little surprise gift as a peace offering for your charge on the morning of travel. You can find out how to make one here.