Travel with Kids: The harrowing return flight

The flight back home from Miami wasn’t actually as bad as I had imagined. Since it was a night flight, they were relatively tuckered out. My son slept across two seats. Since I had taken the window seat but behind the exit row where there were only two seats (yes, I had checked the floor plan), I could stretch out my legs and my daughter slept across my knees. Not all that convenient for reading or watching videos but at least it was calm. The arrival was a bit rougher because, since they are really tired, there was lots of crying and so forth. Overall, it was less of an ordeal than I expected but – alone – probably something I would not do more than once a year. Secrets learned: iPad helps a lot. So does a little bit of candy. One MUST have a sense of humor and loads and loads of patience. Or, travel with one’s partner…

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About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.
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