Of course, being me, I have prepared some distractions for the plane journey. I'm not expecting Harry to be too much trouble as long as he's kept entertained (perhaps I'm a little over optimistic) but I'm a bit concerned about how to entertain Mia, especially as she won't have her own seat. I'm hoping that plenty of snacks will do the trick, and I really hope that she will sleep on the plane. Harry wouldn't when we flew with him before and he screamed for quite a lot of the return journey, not something that I particularly want to repeat!
Here's what is in my bag of tricks:
- Gruffalo and Smartest Giant activity books - I bought these some time ago on special offer and have been saving them. They are small and light with plenty of stickers.
- A blank exercise book, colouring book, crayons and pens.
- Some foam stickers and normal stickers.
- A small jigsaw.
- Finger puppets (will these amuse Mia for a minute or two? I hope so!). Ours are from Ikea.
We will also have various electronic devices that can play videos, this will keep Harry quiet but Mia isn't really one for sitting watching things. Hopefully with lots of raisins and biscuits we can do it!