When I stress out or get really nervous about something it helps when I go on a run. While I am running I can zone out and try to decipher what I can do about whatever situation I am anxious over. If anything it calms me and allows me to make a better decision about what ever I am dealing with. Lately I've been stressing out about our flight to San Francisco at the end of the week. I want to go but I am nervous about keeping Judah in our lap the entire time. Scott wanted to try flying with him on our laps one more time before he reaches the age where we have to purchase him a seat. I went along with it since he flew on our lap last year but now I am getting nervous about our decision and now I think if we wanted to purchase him a separate seat we wouldn't be able to because we are so close to our fly out date. Now I am nervous that the flight to California and the flight home with a toddler is going to be a nightmare. Especially when we have to hold him in our laps.
Since I've been thinking about our flights allot I took Judah on a run to clear my head and hopefully come up with a solution that would give my anxious heart peace. We ran around the university for four miles. Then I ran him up to the local high school so he could play at the park there.
While I was at the park I realized we still had a mile to run back home. Making our total run 5 miles. It barely felt like I ran two because my brain was working overtime on what to do.
While I was at the park I decided I was going to ask my readers if anyone has flown with a toddler before? Have you flown with a toddler on your lap? Our flight from DC to San Francisco will be 5 hours and we will be sitting in the back of the plane. Do you have any suggestions (please no nightmare stories) on what I can do to make this an amazing flight for everyone, including the other passengers.
I would really appreciate any positive advice you have for this flight. Its an early morning 6 am flight so we are hopeful that the plane will be semi empty and people can move their seats away from us in case Judah is a total nightmare.