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Episode · 4 years ago

Thanksgiving travel with kids

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Sean talks all thing Thanksgiving travel. From what to pack to how to keep your kids from melt downs.

You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge. You're listening to dad's with Swag, where your coach Shawn has the tools to help you navigate some of life's ups and downs. Let's do it. Whether you're trying to balance work in life, going through a difficult time in marriage or trying to manifest that perfect mate, Shawn can get you from where you are to where you want to be. Loving husband and dadded two amazing girls. Your coach Shunk can help you Trin your dreams into goals and make them a reality. No more faking change is kind of start making change with the swaggy'st out of them all. Your coach Sean. Welcome back to dad's with swag. Yeah, we coming at you from the swaggiest studios of all the dad's with Swag Studios. You can hit us up on social media at your coach Sean. You can always email me, Sean Shan Alfonsocom go to the website for all our past episodes at Dad's with swagcom. All our shows are available on itunes. Make sure you guys show us some love, rate, review, comment on the show. Everything you need. We're also actually on a bunch of different places to everywhere you can find podcasts, you can find dad's with swag. So make sure you know. If you got an android or whatever you don't have an itunes account, or you got a friend that got a android or a google phone and they don't have an itunes account, make sure you let him know. Check Out Dad's with swag. Go to our website and you can hit up all the different places you can get dad's with swag. So make sure you check us out. We got a great week for you this week. This week we're talking Thanksgiving travel with the kids, all right, because the holiday is right around a corner and I know there's probably a lot of people that are cutting out. They got kids, they're going to go see two inlaws, go see some family, go check out some friends and you're going to have some travel needs. So this week that's all. That's all. We're talking all things Thanksgiving travel with the kids. So we're just going to jump into it. You know, before you get going, the number one thing you got to do is get the kids excited right. You got to get the kids excited for going on this trip, whether you're going to grandma's house or GRANDPA's house or Auntie uncle's house or just some friends house. Or maybe you guys are just going out on vacation while the kids have some time off school and you're not even really tripping about the Thanksgiving Turkey thing. You just getting out of town. So you got to get the kids excited and get him excited about the mode of transportation as well. You know, if you guys are going on a plane, get him excited about airplanes. Going on trains, get him excited about trains. And if you're driving in a car, get him excited about, like all all the different things you're going to get to see while driving in the car, because I know for me, my kids they'd rather fly than drive right so if we're about to take a road trip, I got to get them super hyped up about being in the car for, you know, a long period of time. So get them excited, get him excited about being in the car, being on the plane or, you know whatever mode of transportation you all going to do, because that's going to give them more involvement right when they when they get excited and they get to give some feedback and give a little bit of involvement in it. That it's going to make it that much more enjoyable for the trip. The next thing you got to do is is the place you're going. You know, these days a lot of people are doing like vrbos and stuff like that. But if you're going to the laws or an answer uncle's or, you know, maybe you're going to stay at a hotel or you're getting a vrboh while you're in that town, check and find out what kind of child proofing they got, you know, because nine times out of tend the people you're going to visit, they're not living in a kid friendly house anymore. You know, it was a kid friendly house back in...

...the day, but it's not necessarily as kid friendly as it might have once been. So you got to get your childproofing game on the go and kind of figure out like what you're going to need. You know, if you got little toddlers and stuff, maybe the the number one thing you got to do is throwing a couple extra packs of those plug covers, you know throtles, into a suitcase. The major and major stuff, like cabinet closers and Toilet Sea closers and all that stuff, I really wouldn't worry about too much, because hopefully there'll be enough eyes around, but definitely those little, you know, plug covers, those are important because you don't want to kids sticking something inside of a socket because that's not as that's not going to work out well for anyone. So I would check and see, like, you know, how does their outdoor? How do the doors to the outside latch and lock? You know, maybe you might need to bring some doorknob you know handle cover things or different things like that. Like just think about, like what are some things that you might need to bring with you to help make the environment, the hotel or whatever it may be, a little bit more child friendly. I know for me, whenever I travel to with the kids, we'd always stay in hotels and I would always bring the plug protectors with me and then everything else, like curtain strings and things like that, I would just tie up into a knot up high so they don't choke themselves or, you know, put door chairs by doors so they can't get out of doors and things like that. So check out. You know, childprovings important. So check out the situation where you're going to be going and think about things that you might need to bring with you. If you're going to be flying right the the the first thing you want to do is, and I've said this in previous shows and actually I'm going to add something onto it this show, because one of our listeners had she loved the idea and she even took it to the next level, and that's the cool thing I love about this show because there's so much engagement with listeners. You know, I love you guys, you guys love me, and it's just I like this great back and forth because I'm not the end all be all, you know what I'm saying, and swaggy DADS. There's probably some swag ear dad's out there than me and there's probably some swag your mom's out there than me. But the cool thing is that we got this neat forum where I could come up with an idea or an opinion or a topic and then you guys correspond with me and you're like hey, Bro, you know this is a better way to do it, or hey, this is how I've done it in the past and it's worked out great. You should try it and I try it and if I really love it, then yea, I throw it up here. So one of the things that I like to do. Well, my kids were little as I'd make these little ziplock bags, right, and I throw some ear plugs that I get at home depot, those little foam ones. I throw some of those in there. I throw some Goldfish in there, you know, some little snacks, maybe a granola bar or some fruit choose, and some candy or whatever, and I would handles out to the people that were sitting around me, right, and I would just let him know from jump right, just the fuse the situation from jump. Hey, I got two little kids here. We're going on a plane. It's probably going to get Hyfie, but for your enjoyment, here's some ear plugs to tune out the noise and here's some snacks so you don't get angry. Right. Well, one of my listeners, she had sent me an email and said, you know, she loved that idea and when she did, she took it to the next level. Right. So she printed out a picture of her son and then on the back she wrote like hi, my name is you know, and then whatever your kids name is, and and I'm two years old and I'm going on a trip to New York City, you know where, wherever you guys are going and I'm going there for Thanksgiving to see my Nan and Papa, you know, and I'm really excited about the trip and if I'm too noisy or get too excited, I'm really sorry, but here are some, you know, ear plugs and Goldfish and snacks. So I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving in a good trip as well. You know what I'm saying, and that's like, that's next level shit right there. But that was an amazing idea, so I thought I definitely,...

...you know, throw that out on this episode and let you guys know that, you know, that's a great idea, especially if you're traveling by train or by plane or anything like that, to bring some of those premade packs with you to give to your neighbors. The other thing that I like to do is I like to bring some of those big black garbage bags. Right I throw some of those in my suitcase with the little roll of painterstate because when my kids were younger and even now, right when they go to bed, sometimes it's still sunny outside because we live in Arizona and the sun doesn't set so late, or sometimes the sun rises so early that is sunny before it's time to get out. Well, in my kids rooms we got blackout shades, but on the road you're not guaranteed that a hotel or your family's house or the Barb Oh is going to have blackout shades. So what I like to do is I like to have those plastic bags so then I could cover up the windows when my kids are sleeping. I also use them a lot when I would travel with the kids, I'd try to get like hotel room and they got them like at the Hampton sweets and stuff like that, embassy sweets, where you can get like a bedroom and then there's like a sitting area, right, because my kids would go to bed at seven o'clock at night. But I'm like all right, I'm not tired of seven o'clock at night, so I'd like what be sitting there doing nothing. So if I got a nice room where I could have like this sitting area, and it's not really like if you find a lower budget, like a more family friendly economy hotel chain. It's not like that, cause it not like you're getting some big fancy hotel sweet right, doesn't cost anything extra. But on a lot of those rooms they're made for like business people. So they have glass doors that separate like the bedroom from the parlor area, the living area. So it would still like keep my kids up if I'm watching TV or anything like that. So I would use those plastic bags and I'd cover up those glass windows right and you can just use with painters tape to hold it down and there would be no sticky residue or anything like that. So it worked really well for me. So I would throw that stuff in my bag and just make sure that I had a good sleeping environment or napping environment or or anything like that that I might need to kind of, you know, just make the kids more comfortable, make make the space a little bit more enjoyable for them. That's a perfect segue into my next topic, port of CRIBS. Do they got a porter crib? Are you going to bring a porter crib? You know, how is that going to how is that going to make how are you going to do that? You know, if you know, I always brought my own porter crib because I didn't trust somebody else to have their's. The other thing that I would always do is I would take the bedding that my kids slept in like that night or the night before and then just change their betting out clean. So I'd bring like dirty betting with me and I would use that betting in the porter crib because now it's smelled like their old environment. It smelled like their bedroom, it smelled like their nursery and it made it a little bit more comfortable for him. The other thing is when my girls were at home and they were little, I'd always have a sound machine under their crib to help them sleep better. So I would pack that sound machine with me as well. Right, I would try to create an environment in a hotel or a family's house the exact same as it was at our house. Right. I try to just duplicate that entire environment and it really saved a lot of headache. Another thing you want to do is make sure you have enough supplies a few days of diapers and wipes and formula or snacks and things like that. The last thing you want to do is have to make a target run on black Friday to go pick up a pack of diapers. You know what I'm saying? A cool thing too, that I've heard from other people, and this wasn't really available when my kids were really little, but it is now, is Amazon. All...

...right, just pre ship some a pack of diapers and some wipes via Amazon to the place you're going. Even if you're going to a hotel, if you put on there like the hotel name and address and then put in care of guests and then your name, then they'll just they'll look in the computer and be like, Oh, they're checking in next Tuesday. Cool. Will hold this to them until they get here next Tuesday and when you check in, be like, I believe there's a package for me, and then they'll give it to you and you could put like all the stuff, the little stuff, the wipes, the hand sanitizer, you know, the diapers, the if you use formula, the formula, the little snacks, all that kind of stuff. So then when you get there you're ready to vacation and you don't have to worry about going out and running a bunch of errands first, because that's the last thing you want to do, especially after you've been traveling all day. The last thing you want to do is make a target run to go get some supplies and you know you definitely want to make sure, especially if you're flying by air, that you have a lot of that stuff in your diaper bag, like extras of it, because you never know if there's going to be flight delays or anything like that. You want to make sure that you got you got plenty of backups for everything you need. You don't want to be waiting till the last minute. So the first break song we're about to take care is my boy, Brune o Mars, when I was your man. Say Baby, but it feels just a little bit bigger now. Our Song on the radio, but it don't sound the stay when my friends talk about you, all it does. Just tell me dance, because my heart breaks a little when I hear your name. It all your sounds like to you too dumb to realize that I should have brought you flowers and should a Gig. All my hours when I hate that change, staking every party, because all you wanted to do. I dance now, my babies dancing. She's dancing with another me, my bride, my eagle, my need and my selfish ways, cause the good, strong woman like you don't walk out my life. Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I'm made more and the hunts me every time I close my eyes. It all your sounds like to your to time to fade. I should have brought you flowers, and should I get all my hours when I hate that change. Take it every party, because all you wanted to do dance. Now my babies dancing, but she's dancing with another man, although I'll be to say that I was. I know I'm probably much too late...

...to try and apologize for my mistakes, but I just want you to know I hope it bys you flower. I hope he holds your heart. Give your eye his hours when he hands the change. Take it to every party, because I remember how much you love to day. It all the things I should have done when I was you may do all the things I should have done when I was you made. Now back to dad's with Swag with your host Shaun up Onso. Welcome back to dad's with swag. Check us out on itunes and please subscribe, rate and review the show. We need all the love we can get. You can find all our past episodes on Dad's with swagcom. Follow us on social media at your coach, Shawn, and if you have any questions or show ideas or you want to come on the show, email me at Sewan at Sean alfonsocom. I love to get back to charity. Sometimes I find it hard to just cut a big check. I get so busy with the wife and kids. I'm more of a set it and forget it kind of guy. That's why I love the Angel Club. I can pick the amount I want taken out of my checking account every month. I never see the money, so I never miss the money and I could always feel good knowing I'm giving back every month. If you want to join the Angel Club, just go to Pierce Family Foundationcom. All Things thanksgiving, travel with the kids, extra time. You have to give yourself extra time. You got to give yourself extra time for all those unexpected things, extra time at the airport, extra time at the ass station, all those different things that are going to come up. You have to give yourself extra time. Traffic and accidents and, you know, extra time at the train station or extra time to go through security, extra time to wait for cabs or cars, extra time for family to come pick you up, like, whatever it is, make sure you give yourself extra time. If you're flying and you're scheduling connecting flights, try to give as much space between those connecting flights as you possibly can. Me Personally, I won't fly with the kids if we have to take a connection, unless it's like an overnight stay, because it's just to me it's too stressful right, especially when I was younger and I had like hold ones hand and push a stroller and carry a diaper bag and you know all this other stuff. It was too stressful. So I would always if we're going some place, it's going to be a direct flight, even if it was at an inconvenient time, but give yourself extra time because there you're already going to have enough stress and your wife or your husband's going to already have enough stress because you guys are going on this trip and family vacations are always stressful and holiday season is always stressful and going to see the families always stressful. The last thing you need to do is add to that stress by not having enough time and being in a rush, because I know for me, when I'm going to rush, man that's just stretches me out. But when I know that I got plenty of time, you know I can. I can relax a little bit like hey, you know, let's not worry about it. there. Thing to keep in mind are snacks, right, because a well fed kid is a happy kid and not only are snacks going to keep their belly fool but it also give them something to do during downtime. But one of the most important things when packing the snacks for your road tripp or your plane flight or your train ride or whatever you're doing, is make sure that there's snacks with no sugar in it right, because the last thing you need while you're sitting in an airport is your kid all hyped up on sugar. The last thing you need while you're sitting in an airplane and the you know the air the plane buckle seats...

...on so you can't get up and walk to kid around, or you're sitting in a car and you got four more hours to your next stop, is a kid that's hyped up on sugar. So try to make sure that the snacks that you provide are very low to no sugar right. No Red Die forty like, none of that stuff that's going to get your kid hyped up. You know the things that gets your kid hyped up right. You know what it is as a parent. You know the snacks that you give your kid in them, boom, they got all this energy that they got to burn off. So make sure you don't pack any of those kind of snacks. The other thing is extra power, right for all the portable electronic devices, for all the toys, for all the phones, for everything we need to entertain ourselves and our kids. Make sure you got enough power. And when you think you have enough power boxes, enough external power boxes or enough car chargers, get one more right, because one more car charger is never going to hurt you. One more card charging cables never going to hurt you, but if one were to break while you're driving and then your one short and somebody can't charge a device, that will hurt you. Right if you know that you have enough power to recharge all the IPADS and twelve hours of power and then there's a flight delay and you really needed thirteen or fourteen hours of power, that's going to hurt you. So when you think you have enough, pack a little bit more, because it's so light, it doesn't take up any space and it's better to have it and not need to use it then need it and not have it, because during the holidays all the power plug chords are all used up. Everybody's trying to charge the devices inside the airports. Not every airplane has plugs at every seat anymore. So bring extra extra power, extra toys, extra movies. Make sure that you know you have enough. If you're using one of those old school like portable DVD players, make sure you got enough DVD's just in case one scratches or you lose one. If you've downloaded movies, make sure that they're all downloaded and working before you take your flight or before you go on that road trip, because it's happened to me before where I've purchased the movies and I thought I downloaded them but I only downloaded them to the cloud, so they weren't actually on the device and then when we got on the playing it wouldn't play because it wasn't on the device, was in the cloud. So then I had to pay like twenty bucks to like get wi fi so they can download the movies, and then I had to pay like another twenty bucks because the movies were so big. So it was really a pain in the butt. So make sure that stuffs downloaded and ready to go before you guys take off, and the toys, you know, make sure you definitely pack their favorite toys and then pack a couple extra toys because the boredom is going to you know, they're going to go through toys a lot faster and they're going to need a lot more things to keep them entertained. Then, if you know you're just hanging out at the house or doing something like that, and a lot of this stuff, you know, I know it's like just like you know, Dey Shan, of course I'm going to bring extra toys and extra movies, but not all of us, as parents, like always think of all this stuff. So hopefully, you know, there's a parent out there that's listening to this episode, it's going, oh my gosh, I never thought of making sure like the movie was downloaded on my eyepadder, you know, having snacks with no sugar. Like, once you hear you're like, of course that's common sense, but go easy on me, like I know a lot of this stuff for parents is common sense and I'm repeating stuff that I've said in previous episodes, but I do believe that it is really important stuff for for for you guys to know and for the new listeners out there who haven't, you know, gone to Dad's with swagcom and downloaded all my old episodes, especially since we switch studios. We still haven't brought back a lot...

...of the older, older episodes, but we're going to be doing that in weeks and months to come. If you're driving now this, to me this was a this is a life saver, like driving with the kids, and I had I'd when I was potty training my kids. I just kept this in the car all the time anyways, not just for road trips, but definitely on road trips I would have this in my car and it's a little plastic Porta potty and this is the coolest thing. You know, I can't remember the brand name right now, but you could google like, you know, portable Portwo potties for kids and stuff like that. This was like a blue and green plastic one. Then the way it worked is you got gallon size zip block bags and you kind of unzipped it and pushed it through a hole and then you, you know, put the zippart around this piece of plastic and then you put another piece of plastic over that and then you'd put down the lid so all the bowel movement would go inside of the plastic zip block bag. They put their toilet paper in there or their wipes in air and then you'd zip it closed and there'd be no odor or anything. I even went one step further and I would when I put the ZIP block bag in there, then I would put a couple pieces of toilet paper in there, just so like if they were peeing, it wouldn't splash back up on them. And it is a huge time saver. Right. It's a huge time saver because it folds up, folds opens up real quick. I oh, ways, after they go, I load my next one up, so when they got to go, all I got to do is unfolded. Boom, they sit on it. You could either pull off the freeway or you know, I know it's probably not the most you know, hopefully there's no highway patrol listening to this show, because it's not the safest thing in the world, but you know, your spouse could always just jump in a bag, get to kid out of a car seat for, you know, a couple minutes. Drive really safe and keep your eyes alert so you don't get in a car accident and it just keeps things going. But I would recommend pulling off to the side of the road, of course, like off the freeway, not on the side of the freer pull off the freeway. You know, cover my ass with that right there. I don't need to get sued by like the Department of Transportation or car seat manufacturers or anything like that, but it only takes a couple minutes and it really saves the time on having to like find a gas station, you know, or deal with a fixing the car seat pads and changing the kids clothes because they had an accident. And we know as soon as we leave a gas station or as soon as we leave a restaurant, no doubt, that the kids got to go to the bathroom again, like in a couple minutes. So that was like life saving for me. I loved my portable potty. I think I still got it around here somewhere. I'm off to dig that up, but that was a lifeserver, so google that, look for one of those. They really helped a lot. Also, if you're driving in the car, and this this actually goes for the airport and train stops and all that kind of stuff too when you expent, but in a car especially, you have to make all these stops for gas and things like that. So when you pull into a gas station, right the kids got to go to the bathroom, but then they also want to get some snacks. Right they see all this stuff and they want to get something at the gas station. I would recommend letting them get toys instead of snacks at the gas station, because you've already prepack all these healthy snacks for your kid. You want to make sure that they eat that stuff. If you allow them to get snacks at the gas station, most likely it's going to be a sugary treat that they're going to want and then you're going to have to say no. So the cool thing to do is like keep your kids attention like on little chotchkey toys, maybe something that says the state or the city that you're in, and you know, let them get one of those toys. They're going to be so excited about that that they're going to pretty much bypass and forget about the sugary snack style. And the same thing, you know, if you're at an airport...

...and you go to one of the gift shops, stay away from the sugary snacks. Let your kid get a little toy one. Once you get back to your seat or you know, back to the car or you know, get on the plane, that's going to give them a new toy to play with right and it's going to it's going to take up their attention for some time, and anything you can do to keep burning up attention and keeping their mind off of like boredom is going to be greatly appreciated by you, your spouse and anybody else that you're traveling with it. You know, it's it's a lifesaver to not have sugared up kids and have a lot of different activities that they can do, because they're gonna go through them a lot faster than they typically do when they're at home. So we about to take our second break. This time we got my girl, Alicia, keys empire state of mind. In the town that is famous as a place of movie se noise is always, though. There was ourn's on the ground in the streets. Me fucking make it here. I can make it in there with that's what they say. Seem a facing lights on my name. A monkey's found them on Broadway. See, I gotta buy you full of dreams, baby, concrete jungle dreams, and you can't now you're these streets will make you feel wet. Even knew they're never occur. Few Ladies Works hard. Such a meltain pot on the corner, cell and rug creatures, pray to God and a Gypsy cansis me now from home to the Brooklyn Breathe so sleaves to night with a hunger for moping and empty pray an. I got a pocket full of dreams, Baby. Don't fret away dreams, and you can't now you're in. These streets will make you feel well, in the big city, straight light's big dreams all looking pretty. No place in the world I can come to you. Put Your light us in the air. Everybody's a these...

...streets will make you feel now back to dad's with swag with your host, Shawn up on some welcome back to dad's with swag. Check us out on itunes and please subscribe, rate and review the show. We need all the love we can get. You can find all our past episodes on Dad's with swagcom. Follow us on social media at your coach, Shawn, and if you have any questions or show ideas or you want to come on the show, email me at Shawn at Sean alfonsocom. Check out our episode on family bonding on a budget. A great way to bond is cooking together. At our house we love hello fresh. It comes straight to the door every week with easy to read and step by step directions. All the ingredients are premeasured. That makes it fun and fast, a great meal the whole family loves. Go to hello freshcom and use Promo Code Swag thirty to save thirty percent off your first order. That's swag thirty to get your thirty percent off. Thanksgiving travel with the kids. Yeah, respect your kids schedule. There eat schedule, their sleep schedule, make sure they eat and sleep at the same time. You know, there's a lot of different things that can really push your kid off and get your kid acting like a fool, having a melt down, you know, whatever you like to call it, but keeping them on a good schedule and respecting their sleep schedule in their eat schedule, even when there's a lot of family around or a lot of different activities, can really help save some stress. And the holiday season, as we know, already comes with the enough stress. Visiting the family already comes with enough stress. Right. So we got to do things that are kind of being like stress reducers, and one thing that can read really reduce the stress on ourselves, on our family and our kids is keeping on the same schedule. You know, you your kid, if they're used to eating at six o'clock, you got to keep them eating at six o'clock. If they're used to going to bed at eight, you got to keep them going to bed at eight. And I know that there's going to be a lot of activities and a lot of different things to be doing, but if you can keep your kid on the same schedule, that will save a ton, I mean a ton of stress. The other thing is to change time or to not change time. See, my family were in Arizona now, but my entire family lives in the bay, so we're always going back to the bay for different holidays or different things like that. So I'd have to always be cognisant of time change because it here in Arizona, we don't change time. Or, you know, we're living on a east coast for a little bit and not have to go to San Francisco and you know, be cognizant of the time change and I would always try to keep my kids on their time, depending on how long the trip was. If it was just going to be a couple days, then I try to keep them on you know east coast time or Arizona time and go to sleep at, you know, seven o'clock Arizona time, even if that meant it's only six o'clock California to time. If it was going to be longer than a couple days, then I'd probably have them, you know, change to that time get used to that time zone. But if you keep your kids on the same time, not only does it help their psyche when they're in that town on that trip, on that vacation,...

...but also when you get back home they don't have to readjust the time because nothing's really changed in their life except their environment. Right they're still eating at the same time, they're still sleeping at the same time. So take that into consideration when you go on a trip. Do you want to, you know, keep your kid on the same time zone that you're from, or do you want to switch time zones for them and have their eating schedule and sleeping schedule be different? If you choose to switch, just keep in mind that your kid might be Acting Cranky at different times of the day. Right if they're used to eating at six o'clock east coast time but it's only three o'clock west coast time. Your kid might get tired, they might get a little cranky come for clock in the afternoon and you're sitting there wondering why? Well, they're used to going to bed or they're used to having a snack. So you have to, you know, keep that in mind and give them a little bit of leeway when when you're changing times like that. Another thing for all the germ of phone parents out there is new environment, new germs. Right. So I know they're I'm not one of them, but I know there are a lot of parents out there that are Germaphobes. So you have to keep in mind the new environment, the new germs. Keep with you extra disinfectant wipes, extra hand sanitizer. You know, I used to give my kids the vitamin C choose, those really ones that tastes like oranges, those really good ones. They're like the big pills. I'd break them up and let him chew on those just to like boost up their immune system a little. You know, I'm a believer in like more germs the better, because then it kind of boosts up their immune system and they don't get sick as often. But there's a lot of parents out there that you know are hyper, Hypo, Hypo, Hypo Germaphobes, and just make sure that, like, you're prepared for the situation. You're going to be going through public places, airports, gas station bathrooms, you know, things like that. Even if you're staying at a family's house, the germs that their kids might have, you know, from their schools, could be different than the germs your kids are used to at your schools. So make sure you have like the cough medicines and the allergy medicines and all that kind of stuff that you might need for the trip, as well as extra disinfectant wipes. And you know, I like the vitamin C choose. Some parents do the drinks, the vitamin C drinks and stuff like that. But just think, new environment, new germs. Now we're about to take our last song. We got my girl, Christina Aguilera beautiful every day is so wonderful and subtle. Now and then I get is a cure for shame. I am beautiful, no matter what they say. Bring me down. I am beautiful way, guess where. Don't you bring me down, my friends, and...

I try it hard to feel the freezing is gone. You are beautiful no matter you are beautiful, don't you bring me down. We are beautiful, don't you? He also bring with them. Now back to dad's with swag with your host, Shawn up on some welcome back to dad's with swag. Check us out on itunes and please subscribe, rate and review the show. We need all the love we can get. You can find all our past episodes on Dad's with swagcom. Follow us on social media at your coach, Shawn, and if you have any questions or show ideas or you want to come on the show, email me at Sean at Sean alfonsocom. Are you a dad that has no idea where to get the perfect birthday gift that last minute birthday party? Your kid just told you about wife he's on a girl's trip and you need to find swaggy things to do with the kids. Make sure you go to the one stop shop made for Dad's by DAD'S A Z, dad'Scom all things Thanksgiving travel with the kids. Yeah, so just remember, get the kids excited before you guys go on a trip, about how you're going to travel, whether you're going to go by plane, train or automobile. Get that childproofing stuff figured out. Those premade packs that you could bring on the plane or the train that kind of like have the ear plugs in it and the apology stuff in advance, kind of the you know break,...

...the break the tension about somebody having to sit in front or behind a little kid. And use my listener's advice and throw that picture up there with the little note on the back. I think that's really cool. You Know Portable cribs? Do they got them? You're going to bring them. I'm a big fan of my kids betting. Try to make the hotel room or the guest room or the AIRBNB or wherever you're staying. Try to make it as familiar to them as you possibly can. You know it's going to really help with them sleeping better. The no sugar snacks, no sugar snacks. Let me say that again. No sugar snacks. The last thing you need is a toddler on a sugar high while you're trying to strap them into a car seat. The extra power, the extra toys, the Porta potties, that extra snacks, you know, all these kind of things. You guys got this. You know it. I know you guys. They're going to have great thanksgiving, safe holiday, travels we out. Thanks for listening to DAD's betwag. Check out new episodes every Thursday or go to dad's re swagcom download past episodes.

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