Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of thanksgiving. Seems pretty simple, right? Unfortunately, many of us get sucked into the hustle and bustle of the holiday, especially the Thanksgiving travel that we forget the real reason for the holiday. I’ve been through many of my own awful Thanksgiving travel experiences and endured (okay, maybe had my own) holiday meltdowns.
In fact, just thinking about Thanksgiving travel makes my palms sweat and my heart race. The line, the traffic, the weather problems and the flight delays are enough to give me flashbacks. I am so excited to work with Verizon to share this quick fix for meltdowns caused by Thanksgiving travel.
This post is sponsored by Verizon, however all opinions are my own.
We’ve all been there. Overbooked flights. Car trips that turn into double the time. Large crowds. Busy shopping centers and grocery stores. It’s all just a little too much. Despite how hard it is on us, the parents… it’s even harder on the children.
They are being surrounded by new people (or people they rarely see), asked to try foods they never eat, and forced to sit in a car for hours for the one or two day trip to grandma’s house. Their sensory systems are on overload and is their exhaustion level.
But, what are you supposed to do? You have to keep going right? You have to make that trek to your family 5 hours away. You have to take that flight even if everyone has to sit on different rows and your child won’t stop screaming. Here’s the good news! There is a quick fix for these meltdowns or imminent meltdowns caused by thanksgiving travel.
A Quick Fix for Meltdowns Induced by Thanksgiving Travel
Are you ready for this? I think it’s pretty brilliant and I plan on using this the day before Thanksgiving for sure! Before I tell you the quick fix, I want to preface by saying this might not be my every day solution but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Your child is melting down. You are losing your cool and things just don’t seem like they can be any worse. Let’s face it. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Seriously. You have turkeys to bake, pies to warm, football to watch and wine to drink. We really need a reprieve from the meltdowns for just one day and I think Verizon has found the answer!
On the day before Thanksgiving, plug in!
Yes, you read that right! I told you to plug in!
You see, Verizon knows how hard the day before Thanksgiving is and how awful travel can be that they have created a whole new holiday… Thanksgetting! We all know that handing our child an iPad on a busy plane can be a lifesaver and Verizon wants to help!
In fact, lately my oldest son (who struggles with sensory issues and anxiety) has been enveloped in audio books. When we are in stressful situations, especially new situations with loud noises, he puts on his music or book and is in his own little world. He goes to his happy place and you can too!
Thanksgetting is all about giving people movies, music, e-books, and more to help them get through their grueling Thanksgiving travel.
Verizon is giving everyone, not just Verizon customers, Amazon downloads, Go-Go inflight Wi-Fi, Pandora streaming with no ads, and iTunes gift cards.
If you’re a Verizon customer, even better – they are giving you 1 gig of data to enjoy all the digital world has to offer through the holiday season.
All you have to do is go to the Thanksgetting website at vzw.com/thanksgetting between now and November 25th and sign up. On November 25th, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of the gifts you want.
That’s it! Verizon is going to save the Thanksgiving travel from the meltdowns.
I couldn’t believe the list when I went to the Thanksgetting site to see everything I could get to make my life easier and calmer the day before Thanksgiving.
Verizon partnered with top brands and retailers to create the following Thanksgetting gifts for consumers:
*E-books, movies and TV shows and music from Amazon
*A $5 iTunes gift certificate from Apple
*A 30-day trial of Pandora One for new subscribers
*$20 off one ride from Lyft on Thanksgetting Day, November 25
*Complimentary airport and in-flight Wi-Fi from Boingo and Gogo
*My Rewards+ points from Verizon Fios
I don’t know about you, but this makes traveling for Thanksgiving just a little bit easier and I can’t help but be thankful for any little bit of help I can get!
In fact, this new holiday, “Thanksgetting” is just what I needed to remember what this holiday is all about… giving thanks for the good things in my life and finding a way to embrace the adventure where ever it takes us.
I’m curious, what will be your quick fix this Thanksgetting? Will it be a movie, a book, some music or a ride from Lyft? Be sure to let me know all about what you get! I know I am signing up to get some music and an movie for myself.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon Wireless . The opinions and text are all mine.
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