After being largely homebound for much of the past year due to COVID, many of us are looking to get out of the house and get a change of scenery. We want to get out of town and enjoy a summer getaway.
Despite this hankering for adventure, some people are hesitant to take the trip with concerns about safety or about encountering severe travel restrictions during their vacation. People are wondering if they should even bother traveling during their summer vacation time.
One thing friends always ask after we take a trip is “How did Brynn do on the plane?” My answer is always the same “She did great!”
With one exception… There has to one exception, right? My daughter loves flying primarily because she knows she gets unfettered use of her iPad and practically unlimited snacks. One flight, a long, long time ago, she was overly tired and needed a nap. But, she didn’t want one. Typical kid FOMO. Mom and dad were arguing about whether to keep the peace and just let her continue to watch her iPad even though she was exhausted (dad’s choice) or to let her cry herself to sleep for a few minutes even though it would disrupt other passengers (mom’s choice). I don’t even remember the outcome, but I remember the stress.
Having a kid on a plane is stressful. But, that stress is manageable with a little preparation.