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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Hartgrove Mahoney


For those of you who don't speak Avie, that's her word for airplane.

She spots them in the air and shrieks, "Airboo, Airboo!" Until I acknowledge that, yes, it's an airplane. Then she spreads her fingers out, hand in the air and says, "pet"

As if it was a dog across the street.

Well, in two days, she will be able to pet an airplane.... as we board it to Denver.


Flying is tough. Flying with a toddler (or infant) is tougher. Flying with a toddler who is more prone to get sick and who JUST wants to say hi to everyone and eat all things food and, well, not food is probably going to push me to the brink of insanity.

And we haven't even finished packing yet. But I've started.... oh, I started DAYS early. I don't want to have to think about shoving the right kind of clothes in the suitcase on the day-of departure.... Nor do I want to have the "shit did I forget her skin cream?!" moment while we're in the air.

Lord knows there is enough to think about with her as it is... enzymes (check), stool softener (check), liquid vitamins (check), dispensing syringes (check, check, check). But Avalyn JUST got over a nasty cold, and Airboos are the best places to get sick. Yuck!

(Oh, which reminds me that I need to add hand-sanitizer to my carry on list)

In addition to all of this, I have a little Post-Traumatic Flight disorder from the last time we flew to Denver. The flight was delayed for HOURS. We sat at a packed bar/cafe and tried our hardest to contain the little bugger. It was WAY past her bedtime and she went beyond tired and into the land of The Crazy. Luckily, everyone around us thought she was adorable and hilarious, but Mike and I were just praying her good mood lasted through the flight.

She didn't go to sleep until after 1 am. It was midnight by the time we landed and she spent the whole car ride staring blankly out the windows. By the time we put her down in the pack and play, she was ready to take on the next day, like, "Who needs sleep?! let's get this party started! Where are we?? HI MOM!"

Oh man... I need to take a nap so I can stock up on sleep.

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