Packing Light

We are getting ready to fly cross country tomorrow, and I have to tell you I’m a little nervous. I have one lap child and one, four year old (almost five).
My thoughts are I want my hands to be free because kids themselves are hand fulls.

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So all three of us are packed into one bag since I will be lugging them myself. Yay! For wheels!  Not only does this cut down on space and lugging it also cuts down on cost.

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I’m taking a back pack…as you can see I haven’t wore a backpack since high school…like a lady, when I hike I like other people to carry my stuff. Lol or like a lazy. Whatever.

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The backpack is loaded with diapers,whipes, a nursing cover, a blaket for the three of us (airplanes temps are so unpredictible), some doodle things and magazines both for the kids and myself. The front pocket is loaded with handy snacks.

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Other than that I have my regular 8th grade purse and my son his back pack full of tag books and his tag reader (best “toy” ever) and a change of clothes because well…accidents happen.

Over all I think we are well prepared. I am sure snags will happen and tears will be shed… mine or theirs, but its completely doable.
We have a couple of layovers and I feel like they should go smoothly. I think its most important for me to remember to keep calm. I don’t know what it is about airports but they tend to bring out the worst in people.

Have tips for traveling with kids? Let me know. I love tips and tricks that make life easier.

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