Sunday, December 28, 2008
Things that Work:
  • Portable DVD players and video games
  • Modeling clay
  • Fresh toys
  • Audio books (esp. good for traveling when out-numbered by your B.O.J.)
  • Crayons or other supplies (washable or invisible ink recommended); Don't forget the paper
  • Lots of snacks continuously and shamelessly flowing like wine
  • Wine itself or other intoxicant, if possible and not prohibited by law
  • Bribes (Remember to following appropriate conditions for bribery as outlined earlier.)
Things that Don't Work:
  • Telling them to "be quiet!"
  • Asking them to "take a nap!"
  • Less than one seat-degree of separation
  • Showing them where you are on the digital flight map (esp. true on a 14-hour flight)
  • Lego
  • Dancing in the aisles
  • Trips to the bathroom where the scary potty is
Hope this helps.

2 comments:

Anna said...

Yeah, thanks! That REALLY makes me want to jump on a plane; it sounds super fun!

Helen, Robert, Jack, and Emma said...

That's a bit pessimistic, don't you think? I did suggest some activities that work. And, let's face, some times it is just better to stay home.

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