In a little over twelve hours I will be on a jet plane with my mom, my two year old son and my one year old son bound for California. Pray for us.
It’s not so much the flying I am worried about. It’s all the eating, sleeping, pooping and playing that on a normal day, takes place in the comforts of our own home, but on a day like tomorrow will take place in the comforts of an airport and a 747. Oh yeah, and in the company of hundreds of strangers. And then there’s the shlepping, the security checks, the double stroller, the three hour time change, the hour ride to and from the airport, and the terrible two’s.
So in addition to packing snacks, movies, books and toys to occupy my children, I am practicing a few techniques to help me make it through the long day.
You may have heard of it. It’s a little thing called “serenity now.” However, I am not sure how successful this stratagem was for those who employed it. So, I may need an alternative. Any suggestions?