It’s that time of year again when over the roads and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go. Sure staying home would be easier but how will memories be made if I am not crammed into a vacation rental with extended family? The worry, the arguments, the guilt… this is what memories are made of amirite?
I kid. But I am questioning what made me think it would be a good idea to meet up with my entire family and their families in a place where none of us live on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. All of us tend to revert back to the roles of yore which leads to worry, miscommunication, and a general lack of holiday cheer.
This year I am hoping to avoid some of those with the help of this post’s sponsor, Life360. If you don’t already have this awesome family communication tool, now is the time to download it. It’s the zen tool in your phone’s jackknife.
See the beauty of getting you entire family to download the app is that it takes a lot of the mis out of communication. No more trying to find out when others left because you can track their progress on the road. No more bringing six gallons of milk since I can update my circle that I am the store and I am getting the milk. No more getting random texts because my dad was determined to use the voice function and it doesn’t understand his Texas drawl.
But what I am most excited about is using it at Silver Dollar City. Normally an amusement park scares me but add in numerous kids and tired grandparents along with chilly weather and well yeah, I am down right frightened. But using the Life 360 app will allow us to quickly update each other on everything from wait times to where exactly in the sprawling park we are. Of course this means I can’t “accidentally lose track” of parents and my kids and sneak off for a hot chocolate but you take the good with the bad.
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