We stopped for lunch at a service station where they again argued, this time over who could 'fly' the plane with Donald Duck. Reuben didn't eat enough lunch as he was too busy stretching his legs, but was hungry as soon as we got back in the car. Thank goodness for the bag of bananas, strawberries, rice cakes, raisins, croissants and fruit bars we brought for emergencies! By the time we were approaching our hotel in Orléans they had had enough. Jacob was crying and Reuben was on the endless rounds of 'are we there yet?' We checked in and headed off for a very quick dinner as the boys, refusing to sit nicely after a day of sitting, were causing havoc before we had even started our dinner. The lack of cot beds in the hotel and a bunk bed that was 'not suitable for under 6's' meant I had to endure a hot night in a bed with two sweaty boys, but we were all so tired we slept through.
Have you been travelling with kids? What are your top tips for keeping them entertained on long journeys?