Monday, December 10, 2007

The Countdown

Once again, we are undertaking the probably-foolhardy task of flying to New York to visit both our families. As anyone who reads this blog much knows, I am a big baby about being far from family and old friends. I'd be willing to go through a lot of travel angst to get there. And that's a good thing, because there will indeed be angst.

Last year it all went surprisingly smoothly. The hardest part was getting through security with three two-year-olds. We had to let them X-ray the strollers, so there was a scary moment when all three boys were "loose", and we were scrambling to hold onto them while getting everything through the X ray machines. Biggest lesson learned: take off all their shoes and stow them away, long before you actually hit security.

I am going to try to have everything as stream-lined as one wearing shoes, no change or keys in the grown-ups' pockets, and anything else I can think of.
Last year I got an adrenaline rush out of schlepping everything through the airports...this is embarrassing, but I imagined it was the reality show the Amazing Race, and it really helped my attitude. The Amazing Race with two-year-olds would be entertaining, but not ethical to produce, I suppose.

This year we'll have two two-year-olds and a three-year-old on the way North, and three three=year-olds on the way home. I can feel the adrenaline kicking in already.


Maddy said...

I feel for you I really do! Hope you have a wonderful time with your families when you get there.
BEst wishes

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Angela said...

You sure will have your hands full. Good luck and enjoy

Judith said...

I feel your pain... Well almost. I've only got two kids with just one on the spectrum.

We are biting the bullet and going to Disneyland!!! We've never been and I fear we've waited too late. My seven year old daughter doesn't even seem that excited. I'm sure once we get there she'll be cool.

May the travel gods be with ALL of us.... coming and going!

burgiboogie said...

I did not realize your kids were so close in age. This year will be even better, the older they get the easier it is to do this kind of thing.

Best of luck,