It’s been a very popular topic in my blog circle lately. Travel questions; Family Style.
We’ve flown with Nate several times but each time we go I’m a little worried. He was only “this” old last time, etc. So, we are flying to Seattle next week and while I’m more calm about it then ever I still have a few concerns.
One, he’s 22 months! That’s 2 months shy of being TWO. Y’all have heard of the two’s, yes? So, I’m worried about him sitting still and quietly. I’m worried a little about his ears and if he will sleep at all. This is our first trip since weaning and until now I’ve always had my secret weapon at the ready. I’m quite sure a sippy of cold milk isn’t the same. We’ve been working hard on staying put. I’ve not let him out to roam anywhere since the restaurant incident. That is going just fine, so, hopefully he’ll get it. I feel mostly prepared, I know my kid better now. I know that a potato chip will get him to zip it much faster than an apple. I know not to bother with packing 10 books when he will just pick one and read it for an hour and then move on to the sky magazine and safety card. We have good equipment, the volo and the ergo- the tag team of Oh-ho-ho not so fast! I know what to haul with us, what to gate check. I have a good foundation but still need help. I’m planning on buying some new stuff but what, I do not know.
That is where you come in. Any advice on how to keep him occupied? He’s super into coloring and his trains so those will be along for the ride. What worked for your kids? Open to anything from a dvd player to benadrly to new snacks. Please share, so far all of the online advice I have read has been for babies, not the kid that know the limp-fish wiggle to get out of your arms. I’ve got 5 hours in the air to fill.