After I considered looking at houses in Florida to avoid the flight home, and Sue failed to convince Cliff to take her spot on the plane, we built up our courage and prepared to yet again board an airplane with twin one year olds. And…it went well! Here’s what we did differently:
1. We requested seats apart so that whatever baby was with Sue (we decided Reid because he is a little more easy going and more likely to tolerate adults-other-than-Mommy) would not see me. The babies are good with other people AS LONG AS I’M NOT THERE. If I’m around, they MUST be with ME and if they are not, they freak out and act as if they will die if they can’t be held by Mommy. That was a major problem on our initial flight when Sue&baby were across the aisle from me and we had to pass crying babies back and forth across the aisle.
2. We traveled early in the morning so the babies were ready for morning nap when we were flying.
3. We remembered the pacifiers!
That’s about it. And it worked! They mostly slept and played happily throughout the flight. The only other thing I have to report is that our plane’s changing table sign was sexist:
Really? What millennium are we living in? It can’t be a gender neutral stick figure changing the baby, no, it’s clearly a WOMAN wearing a 50’s style dress. And yes, I informed the
stewardess male flight attendant that the sign was sexist.
So there ya go, if I had time to complain about sexist bathroom signs, clearly things went smoothly!