Full-time RVing with children is taxing to be honest. Especially if you have a couple of sons like we do. We call them “Inside” and “Outside”.
Like other brothers and sisters, our boys are quite different from one another. The older boy is 10 and his first word was “OUTSIDE!” That they normally said with great emphasis whilst positioned by the front entrance at five am.
He never changed much since those times and is without a doubt most happy outdoors, scampering, fishing, cycling or playing army.
Alternatively, our other child prefers to be inside; building legos, chatting with himself as well as drawing in depth detailed art work. He loves to stay in the same room with me so long as I do my own thing and don’t interrupt him until he is done.
Yet despite these kinds of differences, these two siblings, “Inside” and “Outside” have usually gotten along fairly well. And this is a major reason why our family can go Rving fulltime in 2011.
To date, Inside and Outside are behaving really nicely on this fulltime RV road trip. For the grown ups,one of the best parts about staying in a full time RV may be the chance to discover all the excellent cultural sites and attractions that dot this excellent country of ours. In short, there is a lot to experience.
Having said that from a kid’s perspective, this kind of “lets see it all” race to every attraction you pass through, is often very tedious.
A few weeks into our journey, we realized this frenzied pace was starting to tire them out. The kids became moody and were misbehaving much more than they normally do.
What we realized was that all of us were living an “adults life” at an “adult pace”.
Of course, if you are RVing full time with children, you just can’t do it in this way.
What we discovered is the fact youngsters need to play. They require leisure time to be themselves, have fun with their games, have down time and have fun with other kids at the campground.
We realized that this play time is vital to a positive home life for them. While travelling, kids miss their neighbors, their home, their toys and thier playtime. When you are living in a motorhome full-time, moms and dads must realize this and then adjust their particular schedules to incorporate a number of normal everyday downtime activities.
Therefore we became aware that we had been going too quickly, trying to accomplish too much and needed to slow it down. So we did.
Therefore when you’re on the road in an Recreational vehicle full time with little ones, see as many attractions as you sensibly will be able to.Bear in mind to put in a good amount of “chillaxin’ time”.
After all, the points of interest and “not to be missed” sites will probably always be there…however your kids won’t always be kids, so give them some time to be just that.