You should never neglect to bring in your watercolor paints. This is especially true when rain storms are on the horizon.
Yesterday was a bad day. I haven’t said anything, but my sore throat never officially left. I’ve been pretty miserable the last month or so, especially at night. Yesterday morning, say, around 2:00 am when I was doing a salt gargle and feeling hopeless about the dull ache in my ear, it occurred to me that I will be on a plane this time next week. And if I thought my ear hurt now…
I went to the doctor first thing. Sinus infection. He taught me a new way to pop my ears which felt so good. I haven’t been able to do it the same way since, but wow. I wish I could. For five seconds (before they plugged up again) I had the hearing of a bat. He said to practice, and to do it several times and hour on the plane if I start to feel uncomfortable.
Speaking of planes. Yeah. I don’t love them. But we will be on one next week, heading to Pensacola, Florida for a wedding. The flight is, roughly, 6.5 hours. I’m a little worried about keeping the boys entertained for that long a stretch. Does anyone have any tips for keeping a 3 and 5 year old amused? I know to pack snacks, games, and activities, but I’m anxious to hear specific ideas that really worked for you.
Also, what’s the deal with car seats? I thought they were required, and when we flew to Cancun when Mikey was 2, we had him in a car seat. Now I hear my inlaws, who fly to Hawaii every year, never use a car seat on flight. I looked it up, and it seems that airlines don’t require car seats on board. The FAA recommends it, though. I guess I thought it was more than a recommendation.