I was one of those that would pack within 24 hours of my scheduled flight, throwing items will-nilly into my carry-on. I was so young and foolish. Now that I’m a mom, I don’t leave anything to chance.
You know that feeling you get when your kids insist they don’t need to use the potty at a rest stop, only to scream for it ten minutes later? Not so on the train!
All their necessities should be within arm’s reach, not in the trunk, where it might as well be on the moon. Examples of this might be: granola bars, water, blankets, a favorite toy or book, and extra movies for the DVD player.
We flew with the kids, but I was totally zen about it this time around.