We live far away from family. Like really far. If we want to visit family and friends, we must fly around the world (literally), which is at least a 24-hour journey filled with many meltdowns and many tired moments. Flying with kids is not for the faint of heart, but more often than not, I do it solo with my two kids.
People ask me all the time how I do it. I don’t really have the answer, but I do know any amount of grace and love someone can give me during the journey is more than welcome.
I used to be that person who loathed hearing a loud baby or a needy toddler on the plane. I would throw a dirty look, put on my earphones and judge away.
So I get it. But also, now that I have kids and have to frequently make this long journey alone with them, there are things I need you to know, fellow traveler.
So much time goes into me thinking of ways to make your journey more enjoyable.
So, I ask you, solo traveler, older gentleman, mom traveling without her kids, or young entrepreneur on his way to enjoy a much-needed vacation, give me and my loving kids a break.
Understand that they may have three minutes of unhappiness, but also understand that my son LOVES planes and he would love for you to ask him about his airplane ride or let him know you think he is a great traveler. My daughter would love for you to play hide and seek with her while she giggles and pretends to be shy. They are just kids who are on a journey so big but also so normal for us.