Showing posts with label baby on plane. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby on plane. Show all posts

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fear of Flying

Okay, so I don't have a fear of flying, but tomorrow is THE BIG DAY! Tomorrow we fly to Colorado, which means the first time that we have flown with Davis. I am bracing myself. I am hoping, wishing, and praying that if he did so good on our trip to Tulsa, then surely he can handle a two hour plane ride. Right?!? I do know that plane rides are totally different than being in a car. You can't exactly pull the plane over for a break and to stretch your legs. Let the baby air it lungs out so to speak.

So, here are some of my thoughts:

-take over the intercom before the flight attendant makes her announcement, and explain we have a potentially angry baby on board. The exits are at the front and rear of the plane, so please feel free to exit now.

-make sure everyone knows that they can jump out at any time and will be given a parachute. Good luck!

-buy innocent bystanders a shot for having to deal with said screaming baby

-buy myself a shot. Hell, bring a flask ON the plane.

-give Davis Benadryl and cross your fingers it works

-reward the good Samaritans with gift cards and tell them they passed the test

-sing at the top of your lungs. The baby likes it...shouldn't everyone else?

-skip up and down the aisle with baby, saying he has to be in constant motion or he'll go ape crazy!

Okay, okay. These were just thoughts. I may try all of them, you just never know. Since I've never flown, what do you think? Suggestions? I do know that I will be giving Davis a bottle regardless of what time it is when we are taking off. I've heard that it helps with the ear popping. As far as Benadryl, I think I am afraid it may have the opposite effect of him and make him crazy. My luck, I would give it to him and he would be hyper, or better yet, so tired but he can't sleep leaving him cranky. For the most part, I think he'll be fine. I know our biggest concern is him sitting in our lap. He hates sitting in our lap for longer periods of time. Maybe five minutes being the long period! I am praying to all the Gods out there! Let this go smoooothly. Honestly, I was more nervous about the six hour car trip, and that went great for the most part. I think I can, I think I can!

But whatever happens, I want to sit next to THIS GUY!! (