In a little over two weeks from now, Jack and I are flying to Seattle to see my friend Beth and celebrate my birthday. The plane ride is about two hours long, and I am quite nervous. Hopefully, since we are leaving at night, Jack will sleep on the plane, because rangling a toddler for two hours by myself is not going to be easy.
I plan to pack light, so we will be taking the bare minimum of everything. I did not get Jack his own seat, partly because I am cheap and partly because I doubt he would sit in it anyway. I am not taking along a carseat; instead, Beth helped me locate several vendors who rent Britax carseats and I have made a reservation.
This trip will prepare us for a longer trip we plan to take in February: Wisconsin. That flight is almost four hours each way (crossing my fingers that I’ll get a non-stop), plus a 1.5 hour long drive from the airport in Minneapolis to my in-laws’ place in western Wisconsin. I am trying not to think about it because it will surely result in an anxiety attack. At least Joe will be with me to help with Jack. Perhaps we’ll get a seat for him on this one.
All toddler travel tips (except sedation) are appreciated. We will definitely be bringing along books.