5 Reasons why I’m freaking out about traveling with my kids

Last summer I accomplished something I never thought I could do. I got on a plane with my newborn. The trip was a success. Baby O and I had a blast. Now, My hubby and I are gearing up for a trip in a few weeks, and I’m going nuts. Here are five reasons why I’m freaking out about traveling with my kids:

1. Baby O is no longer a newborn. Traveling with a two-month-old was a piece of cake. I kept him in the baby carrier most of the time. He was so quiet that people were surprised to learn that I had a baby the entire flight.

baby O
2. The four of us will be getting on the plane, but we won’t be together. My husband will have to take a separate flight, which means that I’ll be traveling with the kids alone. I equate this to zone defense. How the heck am I gonna be able to keep both kids in check.
3. Kids are unpredictable. Baby O is usually no fuss, but get him on the wrong day, fuggetabboutit! Oh, and his big sis too. There’s no telling when or why she’ll have a meltdown.
4. Carrying all this stuff with two kids! My husband said he’ll take some things. But you know how it is traveling with kids. They need a lot of stuff. How am I gonna carry it all?
5. I’ve never done it before. It’s easy to pack your own things. But when you’re responsible for little ones, that’s a whole other story. We’ll need to pack the car seats, diapers, wipes, gadgets, and the list goes on.

I know we’ll get through this. I’m gonna start my having a long conversation with Princess, and make a list. We’ll just have to take baby steps. This trip should be interesting. Stay tuned.

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  1. Two IS a whole other ballgame! I can see why you’re concerned! :) However, I’d try to convince princess that you will really need her help so she feels like she’s got an important role (and hopefully goes with it!) Get the hubs to take as much of the stuff/luggage/etc with him so you can just cart the babies and all the toys/books/electronics/snacks to keep them occupied. GOOD LUCK! xo

  2. Wow– Scary! You should check out 53 Weeks. She is always traveling with her 2 little boys.. and they are a handful! :)
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  3. I got on a plane with my 2 year old last summer. we were on a 4 hour flight. after 20 minutes he stood in the aisle, pointed to the door and said “OFF PLANE NOW”… so… good luck!

  4. lol. Sounds like such a cutie!

  5. I will!Thanks

  6. Thanks Vanessa! Sounds like a plan. Toys, book, snacks etc will be our saving grace. lol

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