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…


About mfinocchiaro

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