Come fly with me…and my kids
In July I have foolishly arranged to take both the boys to Seattle to visit my parents by myself. That’s 9 1/2 hours each way on a plane with a 4 year old and an 18 month old. The return flight is overnight and I’m not really sure if that is a good or a bad thing.
Other than a trip to Brighton and a weekend in Devon before T was born I’ve not taken the boys on any long trips, let alone a flight without Hubs. I have a feeling that there is a whole world of parenting experience out there so I’m turning to you, oracles of the blogosphere, for advice. So far my plans consist of:
- Get them passports
- Get a light weight pushchair to take with us
- Pack loads of snackfood
- Steal Hubs’ iPad for E
But I’m sure there’s loads more I can do. What would you suggest to prevent this becoming the most traumatic few hours of my parenting life? What should I take? Is there anything that is hard to get hold of in America? How can you get a toddler with a pretty set sleep schedule used to an 8 hour time difference? I’d love it if you’d leave me some suggestions or if it’s something you’ve written a post about just link it up below so we can all see it.
I’d particularly welcome suggestions for a pushchair that folds up well and is easy to steer so do link up any reviews you’ve done. I love our Jane three wheeler travel system which we’ve had since E was born but it is so big it barely fits in my boot and is pretty heavy so given that I won’t be off-roading I think something cheap and simple would be better.
Keep your fingers crossed for me :s
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