Thursday, May 1, 2008

travel plans

My brother is getting married to an Israeli woman, in Israel, next month. It's going to be a small wedding by Israeli standards, meaning she invited something shy of the entire country and on his side, not many can travel overseas for a wedding, especially on short notice.

But we can (thanks to my mom's generous offer to foot the travel bill)! We're going! As excited as I am to be there, I'm already worrying about how the hell we're going to get through a 12-hour flight with a 2-, 4-, and 6-year old. We could take up all our carry-on space with brand new toys and other distractions, but even that would only buy us a couple of hours. Not unlike most little people, my kids like to move their bodies. If only they made Children's Ambien.... Maybe if we cut a regular Ambien into thirds and dipped the pieces in sugar? Ghetto Children's Ambien; could work.

I'm also worried about the plane crashing into the ocean, which maybe doesn't come as a surprise, but the truth is, despite all my many neuroses, I never had any fear of flying until I had kids. Now all I can think about is looking over at Stupid Daddy as the plane plummets, and thinking, Oh crap, we never got to--

On the plus side, the flight would be a lot shorter.

10 comments:

Nichole said...

How exciting! And scary!

Shana said...

Very cool! You all are going to have a blast. I have only flown with one baby as of yet, not our entire four kid crew, and we only flew across the country. You'll manage though and you will all survive! Have fun!

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Deb Abramson said...

Sure; but that's only of concern if we actually make it across the ocean. I like to give every worry its time in the spotlight.

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KD said...

If you want a babysitter to go with you, I can look at my schedule...

family-of-five said...

girl, it's not that bad. you'll manage. rent dvds?

Edgy Mama said...

Hmmmm, why are you taking the kids?

Paida said...

Yes - I too think you will make it through. Very likely the airplane has little TVs in front of every seat and the kids will be able to pick what movie they want to watch.

(Ghetto ambian is also known as Benadryl - the kind with an antihistamine.)

Don't forget your camera!