Tomorrow I’ll be waking the girls up at 3 in the morning to fly to AMERICA!! Wahoo! We’re so excited.
I wish I could tell you that I’m one of those super moms that organizes all kinds of educational activities, toys, and boredom busters for their kids when they fly, but I’m not. Instead I have a dvd player and 14 hours of battery life back-ups. Perhaps if I were flying with my husband or another adult, I would try harder, but when I’m by myself with a 2 and 4 year old, it’s just about sheer survival.
Ok, before you think I’m the worst mom ever, I do have the bare minimum of entertainment supplies:
But really I’m just hoping they’ll zombie out in front of the movie screen and fall asleep.
In the hopes of persuading my 4 yr old to help with the carry-ons during our layover and not have any meltdowns, I thought I’d help her take ownership of her very important job. So I made her this little “Special Helper” badge. She is already super excited about wearing it and the job that goes with it.
I printed the text onto white fabric using Susan’s print-on-fabric tutorial (ha! I just noticed that she wrote that tutorial exactly 1 year ago today! Sorry, I get overly excited about random coincidences.)
Then I just sewed the ric rac around, glued some felt to the back, and sewed on velcro to attach it to her shirt. I had to sew one side of the velcro onto the actual shirt, but I figured that would be safer than a pin and I can just rip out the stitches when we’re done. Easy and hopefully effective!
And don’t think I’m above ripping it off her shirt and making her earn it back either (another bonus of using velcro). I’m manipulative like that.