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11 February 2009

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Mothership

I flew to South Africa from California on my own with my children in October. One was 16 months old and the other was four and a half. The journey took over 24 hours and that was just flight time! We had a few hours drive on either end too. It was quite the logistical feat figuring out how to get our six pieces of checked baggage and four pieces of hand baggage plus stroller and carseat through the journey, particularly as on the way back they made us - get this - collect the checked pieces in Washington DC, clear customs and recheck them - all on my own with 2 kids. That was one of those things that really pushed my organisational skills to the max!
Was I crazy?
Absolutely!
Was I okay?
Just fine.
Was it worth it?
Definitely.
I wrote about how nervous I was before I went, and then again about the experience of the flights with the little ones when I arrived.
If you're interested you can check them out
http://motherhoodthefinalfrontier.com/2008/10/20/flying-in-the-face-of-all-reason/
http://motherhoodthefinalfrontier.com/2008/12/07/back-from-the-bush/

Susanna (A Modern Mother)

I didn't fly long haul with children for two years -- just couldn't face it. Especially after the time we were bumped up to business class (doesn't happen often) and I was 6 months pregnant with a 1-yr-old and a 2-yr-old. Hubby fell asleep while the 2-yr-old (his charge) went running up and down the aisles.

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