Over the years I have traveled back and forth to California to see my family and my friends. I try to make it back at least once a year, if not more. It really isn’t that bad of a flight- about 6 hours if you are able to fly direct. If you are able to fly Jet Blue you can easily spend 6 hours catching up on housewives or top model, or some other really important television broadcast.
This year we fly to the holidays and with our gulp 2 and 1/2 year old.
I am prepping not only with what to bring, but also with what to say, how to say it, building up a list of tricks up my sleeve to make it through the confined space of 6 hours on the plane.
I have searched the internet and spoken to friends about how to make it through. Like everything with our son I am sure the thought will be worse then the experience itself, and we will all be just fine. BUT, I am still at the thought stage and still in the planning stage so bare with me a bit.
I have snacks, lollipops, some new games and toys (to bring out at timed moments, if needed)… I have my breathing techniques, a smile and a warm hug (to hold him tight, if needed)… I have spoons and napkins and diapers and wipes (please god don’t let that be needed en flight). I have patience, um pattttieenncee – yes please lord grant me patience. I am in real need of that this time of year.
I think my check list is complete. I am going to rank it as so:
3) relaxation techniques
5) a warm reassuring smile and hug
Ok I think we are ready to fly with our toddler…wish us luck!