Last night I returned home from a trip to Florida. It was just me and the girls for this trip, and while it’s fun to have getaways with just the three of us, it’s also very difficult and exhausting. The most stressful part of the entire trip is the airplane rides. I am all by myself with so much to carry and worried that they girls are going to go crazy on the flight.
Avery is at an age now where she wants to walk everywhere and it’s hard to keep her confined in a little space. Her attention span is very short, so I am always trying to find ways to keep her entertained for the longest period of time. I try to be smart when I pack and I always want to include items that both girls can use on the flight. I have one bag that I carry on for the girls that is full of all of their stuff and I make sure that every toy keeps both of them busy.
With all of the traveling that I have done with them by myself, I’ve finally figured out what works and what doesn’t work.
Here’s my list of items for keeping kids of both age-ranges entertained and busy throughout the flight.
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