It's that time of year again. I ALWAYS have tons of ideas of things I want to make in my head, but daily life takes so much time, so they rarely happen. But then I realize I am about to be stuck on a plane for 12 hours with a 2 1/2 year old, so suddenly I find the time (or just stay up late!). Most of these ideas aren't my own - pinterest has come in very handy. I thought I would share the ideas, though, in case anyone else can use them for times an active toddler needs to be still...
And yes, notice a theme? She loves stickers all the time (we have four other sticker books of random things a friend gave us to bring along!) and popsicle sticks are SMALL so I looked for as many activities with them as I could!
Other things in her bag:
- Coloring book and crayons
- More random stickers
- about 15 small, thin paperback books
- A new "Water Wow" coloring pad (they're great for this age!)
- her beloved stuffed animal "Travel Puppy"
- Her stuffed sleeping companion lamb
Water cup and plenty of snacks are in another carry on. I think we're ready! And while she may not do all of these activities on the plane, I've finally gotten some ideas in my head made (though there's way more I want to do some day!) and if nothing else this gives our quiet time church activities some more pizzaz!
Each time our carry ons have gotten smaller. I'm getting smarter at packing. And realizing she doesn't need a ton, just the favorites. Like our first flight back from the states I brought her lamb, her bear, her singing dog, and I think even more stuffed animals. Now I've realized just her two favorites are all she needs...
Prayer that we make all connections and our luggage does too is appreciated! And for patience and peace for the girls, as their sleeping will be wacky and Ryan and I will likely be running on no sleep for 30+ hours...