It will take us just over 8 hours to drive from Chattanooga to Disney World this fall.
Oh wait, that’s just the estimate according to Google Maps. Let’s add 2 1/2 hours to that total due to the fact that we will be traveling with small children. Small children do things like have to pee every 25 minutes, throw up randomly, need to run around any time you stop, and will fight with you every time you put them back in the car. Honestly, 2 1/2 extra hours is a conservative estimate. All the parents out there reading this are nodding their heads in agreement.
So…a 10 1/2 hour car trip is going to require a bit of planning in order to make it anything less than miserable. I’m not aiming high here…no need to make it enjoyable. I will happily settle for tolerable. In fact, I’ll be pretty thrilled with tolerable!
We were recently sent a pair of headphones specifically designed for children from Griffin Technology. They are called KaZoo Headphones, and they are available in frog or penguin. 🙂
Darah was immediately drawn to the kid-friendly design of the headphones, while Tim and I were immediately drawn to the fact that these have a decibel limit to ensure that kids do not have the volume turned too high at any point.
We asked Darah how comfortable they felt, and she said that they were really nice and that she’d like to wear them a long time. As it turns out, she did just that, and wore them around the house for the next hour, even though the show she was watching on my iPhone was finished after just 20 minutes.
Once Tim and I noticed that the headset is also adjustable so that it will fit children of a sizeable age range, we were sold. We hopped online and ordered a second frog set for Layah (Get it? “Hopped?” It was too easy, guys).
Having these headsets on our trip is going to be REALLY nice. The girls can watch some videos independently without disturbing one another, and Tim and I can actually carry on a conversation while they are entertained without having to talk over My Little Pony.
The price point is nice, too, at just $19.99. That’s a very reasonable price to pay for our road trip to get upgraded from “tolerable” to “pleasant, at times!”