Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I Might Have Gone a Little Overboard
We have flown with the boys a few times. They've all been a tad "difficult." With that in mind, I might have gone a tad overboard with purchasing in-flight entertainment from the dollar store.
For Nolan, there are post-it notes, foil star stickers, coloring books, puzzles, a fishing pole with plastic fish, toy dinosaurs, and a Mega Blocks toy train that he can put together. For Matt, there are two transformers, a small K'Nex travel pack (green race car), markers that clip on a carabiner, color explosion markers, Silly Bandz, a ViewMaster type toy, and lots of coloring/activity books. There's also the DVD player, which should keep them entertained for at least 90 minutes at a time.
Traveling with kids has definitely evolved. When my dad was taken on "vacation" to Missouri as a boy, things were different. They drove from California to Missouri, because airfare was too expensive for a family of eight. My grandfather could only take one week of unpaid vacation per year, so they drove quickly, only stopping when they needed gas. Strong bladders were a necessity in this family, as was a penchant for beans cooked on the carburetor (no time to stop for food). True story.
I figure if they could survive a trip through the desert in a car lacking air conditioning, living off of tinned goods cooked in increments of 50 miles on the carburetor, then we can survive a six hour plane flight with two small children.