As a kid, I had no problem flying. We would go to Florida every year to visit my grandparents.
My brother and sister would be seated comfortable in the non-smoking section, watching a Disney flick.
As the youngest (and weakest) I got to sit in the backety back of the plane, with my mom and all the other nervous fliers who were rapidly chain-smoking.
My theory is that whatever brain cells I have (and I do have many) that control neuroses and fear were simply far too busy contemplating cancer and asthma.
It was only years later that I had the luxury of really focusing all my energies on a fear of flying.
But thanks to some Ativan and a really patient stewardess, I made it to Chicago unharmed a few days ago and am already itching for my next trip.
Which is fortunate, ’cause I was running out of excuses to give my kids about why we don’t fly. “Oh those planes don’t stop in Canada” got old real fast. Ditto for “You’re not quite tall enough to fly just yet”
Dang you, smart kids of mine!
And they really want to test their wings (really corny pun intended
We have vacationed in the exact same spot (that we drive to, happily) for the last 9 years. But now I have resigned myself to letting my kids (and that groovy Ativan) join me on my next flight. Which will be odd because I spent a long time convincing my kids that the whole wide world really was only made up of 3 different cities, all within driving distance. And also, it will be expensive too, no doubt!
Enter Tracie Wagman, co-owner of Help We’ve Got Kids She makes it her business to know how to get around a city, while creating memories, not debt. She has offered up some great ideas on savvy ways to discover new cities. Take note: You don’t need a family to enjoy these tips, same savings apply for a girls getaway too #JustSayin
Have you tried any of these suggestions? Have anything that works for your family? Please let me know!