Easy, or completely horrible

20 Nov

Remember when I went to the U.S. with Hannah all by myself when I was pregnant with Daniel? Flying with a toddler was hard. 

And now I’m about to do it again. Except this time, I have a toddler and a preschooler. I’m not going so far away though, only to Adelaide to see the Jess. Still, the thought of flying with both kids by myself is rather terrifying.  I’m trying not to think about it as I pack our bags for our flight.

Our evening flight. My hope is that the kids will both be super tired because the flight departs at nearly their bed time, plus all the running up and down terminals looking at planes. Daniel’s never seen a plane before. Not close up anyway, only as a speck in the sky as they fly past. Add to the tiredness Peppa Pig episodes on the iPad, and I’m desperately hoping it’s a recipe for calm, quiet, non-fidgeting, sitting still the whole flight, awesome flying kids.

On the flip side, the almost bed time flight could mean overtired, whingey, cranky, kids who spend the entire trip screaming in my ears, Daniel desperately trying to free himself from my lep, kicking the person next to me, so he can get down and run wild up the aisle. I’m obviously gunning for the former.

Either way, I’m sure all of the other passengers will hate us. Option one requires them to listen to Peppa Pig for an hour and a half, since I can’t give both kids headphones to watch the same iPad. Option two requires them to listen to ear popping screams for an hour and a half from one child, possibly accompanied by bruises from kicky little legs. Not to mention the approximately one million are we there yet’s from Hannah. Oh well, at least I’ll never have to see my fellow passengers again. I hope. 

Easy, or completely horrible, it’s happening tomorrow.

Wish me luck.

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4 Responses to “Easy, or completely horrible”

  1. LBcruiseshipblogger November 22, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    You could give one of them ear phones to the I-pad and the other one earphones to the airplane cartoon TV screen in the back of the seat in front of you.

    • Mommy Adventures November 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      There were no tv screens on the plane 😦

      • www.MyTravelTastes.com November 23, 2012 at 7:39 am #

        Sheri,
        All you have to do is buy a splinter so both kids can listen to the I-Pad or any other device. These little things cost just $2 or $3. I always have one or two in my backpack. Go to any audio/visual store and tell them you need a splitter jack for your I-Pad and other audio/visual devices.

  2. Julie November 23, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    I think we all have those fears of flying with young children. Kudos to you for taking on the challenge!

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