Would you rather spend 24 hours on three flights with your young kids while you try not to throw up again, or…
- replace your right hand with a monkey?
- shower with Red Bull as the water and molasses as the soap for a week?
- open a consignment store for slightly used feminine products?
Luckily the monkey types well, the molasses is keeping my left-hand stuck to the computer, and the consignment store doesn’t open until 11 p.m.: I can still blog!
I would choose anything over a full day’s worth of being cramped in a flying machine with young children, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get where you want to go. My husband and I were very, very grateful we sucked it up and took off for India over New Year’s 2014–2015. …and we will do it again!
It has been a pleasure to share my 10 tips for long-haul travel with young kids with Asha Dornfest over at the incredibly useful and well-written site Parent Hacks.
Click over to see the full list, including how to be the boss of potty accidents and throw-up in the air, what kinds of melatonin worked for our family, and when and where to septuple check your seat assignments.
Want more travel tips?
Here’s a great list of guest posts and additional writing on travel with young kids here at Momsicle.
And here’s a great article on Science of Mom with more tips about international travel with kids.