Surely you're not taking a toddler on a plane?
Well the Free Range Chicken Experiment has limited success. Some nights it's bed and sleep, others it's don't you dare leave this room or I'll scream. We'll get there.
This week we're going to Long Island, NY for my cousin's wedding so we'll be taking the baby on her first airplane ride. It's four hours from Phoenix to Baltimore, and another hour from there to Long Island. We're planning on packing lots of snacks, books, toys, and little bottles of airplane alcohol (for us, in case this whole thing goes bad). We've been hearing the benedryl story from others who've done this with an 18 month old, so we tested it last weekend. It didn't seem to make her sleepy, just kind of out of it. So unless she's a real monster on the plane, I'm not sure we'll use it. It's against my better judgement anyway. Our flight leaves at 7 AM, so she'll be up very early. Hopefully she'll be tired by then. But I'm not counting on it!
She's going to have a blast. I'll post some pictures of her in the top secret dress over the weekend. For now, we're packing all the essentials...
I'm leaving, on a jet plane.