When it came to picking up some toys and dvd's for our cross country drive I was not going to spend much money. Speaking of dvd's, what's with them being so expensive to begin with? $20-50 for a single movie? No thanks, we'll rent through red box or Vudu and be done with it.
The first place we went was Target (as if I needed a reason) and I noticed a bunch of Superman themed items in the dollar bins.
I picked up a sticker book, pencils, a pencil case, velcro wallet, and a little notebook. They also had these adorable pop-up books. One is about robot cowboys and the other dinosaurs in outer space. In other words, perfect for little boys! I realize most of the Superman stuff is way above Landon's age of 2 but I know my kid. He loves stickers, containers to put random things in, and he will probably play with the velcro wallet for about half a day. At a dollar each, mission accomplished.
Next we went to Ollie's Bargain Outlet and found the following.
Word World, Bob the Builder, two Thomas the train DVD's each over an hour long and a Dinosaur Train book. Each of these items were only $3.99! My plan is to give Landon one or two of the new items each day on our road trip which we are expecting to be 4-5 days long (still working out the drive details.)
Neither store really had bargain items suited for Emmi, but I have a bunch of Baby Einstein DVD's I plan to use (in case of emergency) and I'll just rotate some of her smaller toys she already has.
We expect full on meltdowns from both kids probably more than once on our drive but with a few new items we can at least minimize the damage!