I made the plane reservations for our Disneyworld trip the other day.
Did I mention I hate flying?
I don’t know where this nervousness (okay, mild fear) came from. I’ve had it long before I started watching Lost. The strange thing is that I usually start to feel better a little while after the plane is in the air.
Well, this time my big worry is my daughter. It is bad enough that I don’t know if she’ll be scared on the plane all on her own. Now, I have to worry (did I mention I worry a lot?) that she’ll pick up on my fear like a dog picks up on fear. Of course, my daughter, unlike a dog, will hopefully not attack me. I am more worried she’ll pick up on my fear and thus be afraid herself.
I’m trying to figure out how to handle it. So far, I’ve come up with the following list of ideas: alcohol.
Of course, it is a morning flight out, and I am not particularly fond of mimosas.
I just hope she doesn’t get freaked out. And if she does, well, it is only a 2 1/2 hour flight. We made it through many many months of colic. I guess we can make it through this!
My other worry is that I have no clue how to travel with a young child. I’ve figured out that we need to bring her car seat. I’m not sure I will figure out how to install it properly, but I know we need to bring it. We’ll also be bringing her stroller. Is this something we need to check? Or can we bring it on the plane and store it overhead?
Well, I am off to mine more data off the internet about how to travel with a young child. If I find anything, I’ll post it here. In the meantime, if anyone has some good advice, please let me know. It may even stop me from worrying so much.