Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Getting ready.

I spent the morning buying little toys and trinkets that will (hopefully) occupy Claire's attention for 10 hours on an airplane. My plan is to put them in a bag and let her reach in without looking to choose one every once in a while. This strategy worked perfectly when we were driving from Wisconsin to Maine, so I'm pretty sure it will work again. I also took away her L-Max for the past week or so in order for it to be 'new' again on the plane, and I always have crayons and a notebook when I fly with her. Any other great ideas for activities? How about food? I never know what to pack for food, and for shorter trips I rarely take anything along. But with such a long flight, I have to take something or else we'll be overpaying for food on the plane. Does anyone have a favorite food they like to fly with? I'm looking for ideas.

3 comments:

Another Shade of Grey said...

Goldfish, peanut butter and crackers, raisins, apple slices, animal crackers. Good luck with that. :)

t.mom said...

A treat I give my 29 sixth graders that they love, oh, and it keeps them quiet for a few minutes, is tootsie roll pops. I know it doesn't meet the nutrition guidelines, but I don't do it often and we go on walks regularly. They enjoy them both, the walks and the tootsie pops.

Jacque said...

When I'm packing snacks, I make sure I have some granola bars, crackers, fruit, water, candy, and extra money for that expensive airport snack I can't live without. And then we board the plane, and they serve you lots of food to distract you from how long and boring the flight is. That's what I learned when we flew to the Ukraine and Poland.