Gel Padded Bras (and other travel tips)

*Underwire bras can set off the metal detector at the airport.

*In case your husband's right shoe mysteriously disappears during travel (like on an airplane, for example) make sure he packs an extra pair in his carry-on.

*Sometimes luggage with wheels can transport a travel weary child.

* Little rolling bags for young children are not a good idea.
Parents always end up having to lug those around, plus their kid and their own bags--whenever push comes to shove.

* Pack "disposable" toys . Choose them carefully with your children with the explanation that should these toys decide to be left behind--it will not be the end of the world.

* In the event of "rerouted" luggage, pack bathing suits in your purse or carry-on so that:
a. it doubles as underwear
b. your vacation can begin immediately despite the inconvenience of not having a change of clothes.

* If you are going to feed your children scrambled eggs for breakfast, refrain from bouncing them up and down on your knee for at least 45 minutes.
This will eliminate the need to clean up a mess.

* If you are about to take a trip, refrain from drinking heavily the night before.
This will eliminate the need to clean up a mess.

* A portable dvd player is a lifesaver. Borrow or buy dvds never before viewed, and then dangle it in front of the kids and make them long to watch it--but do not let them until you need it--during the ride, a delay or a much needed break from the question:
"Are we there yet?"
Pack the discs in a CD traveling case.

*Pack Benadryl in case kids suddenly get a cough during an incredibly long trip.
(Is that a cough I hear?)