How do you do it? People ask me.
You just do, I say.Anyone with kids knows that traveling, whether by plane, train, or automobile, just isn't the same as it used to be. I've learned a few things, some by trial and error, some by fabulous tips gleaned from other moms, about flying with twins. I've shared some that pertain to babies in the past: click here to read one entry, but now that the boys are one and mobile, we've had to learn some new tricks.
- Okay, this isn't new, but it is the photo you've been waiting for: Hubs and I carrying the boys' Sunshine Radian carseats. We have a love-hate relationship with them. We LOVE that we can get them on the plane rather easily (everything is relative, folks) so that the boys sit in their own seats. We HATE that they are so dang heavy and cumbersome going through security. Those suckers are 27 lbs. each, heavier than the boys are! But totally worth it once we're on the plane. See how happy we are?
3. Travel Bag. I must give credit where credit is due. Grandma A made the boys their own bag for the ride. I've known I wanted to do this, but thought I'd need it when they're older, like two, but I was wrong. Wrong, wrong! This flight went SO MUCH SMOOTHER than the previous three that we've taken in the last month and this bag is why.
4. Last resort entertainment. The snacks and the bag will last most of the flight (if it's 1 1/2 hours long, like ours) but you still need a couple tricks up your sleeve. That's where the overhead light becomes a fabulous source of entertainment - on/giggle/off/giggle/on/giggle/off/giggle...you get the picture. Same with the window - up/giggle/down/giggle/up/giggle/down/giggle. You can bust out Peekaboo Barn on your *brilliantphone* if you're at cruising altitude, but on this flight we're only there for 30 minutes otherwise we seem to be ascending or descending. But my all-time favorite last resort entertainment? Skymall Magazine!
Hundreds of pages for your one-year-old's ripping pleasure!
Thanks for choosing Twin Engines Airlines. Enjoy your flight.