I am off to Miami with the two kids. Only, it is just me this time – the wife is staying home to study. Frankly, this scares the living sh*t out of me, but I am trying to maintain my cool. Here is the trip by the numbers:
1 frazzled adult male father
2 year-old daughter
3 iPads loaded as will be explained later on
4 hours on the ground between the 2h check-in and the infamous Miami customs and baggage claim
5 year-old son
6 hour time difference
7 47 airplane but old, crappy 400 model without individual TVs on Air France
8 hours of flight time between the two meals to entertain the two little munchkins
9 h30m total flight time. An adventure to be sure.
Preparation of the iPads has been an obsession for me these last few days. I decided to take all three and set them up as follows:
iPad 1 – for my daughter loaded with Sesame Street, The Aristocats, and the Rescuers plus a few games and such
iPad 2 – for my son with Ninjago, Star Wars I, loads more games, and Sam Sam
iPad 3 – same as the other two with MoneyBall and Aliens for me as well as backup copies of stuff from iPad 1 and 2.
I also have some sticker books and snacks. Wish me luck!