Flying is not my most favourite past times. In fact it blooming terrifies me so flying with kids has my nerves on high alert.
I needn’t have worried however with Joshua he has always been a fantastic flyer and a really good listener. On previous flights with me he has sat next to me and even held my hand and followed what we have told him every time so it made it a breeze.
This time we had the pleasure of flying with my in-laws too and with our seats booked in front we had the reassurance of Jean and Geoff behind to help if Jacob if he kicked off.
Jacob is certainly one on his own, nothing like Joshua’s calm manner rubbed off on this critter.
On the run up to our flights out to Verona my anxiety level was high. With a 7am flight out planned and a 3.30 set off time from home we took great delight in waking him at 3am!
After getting to the airport easily at that time in the morning and using the Meet and Greet service we sailed into the airport to meet Jean and Geoff before checking in.
Check-in for Jet2 was amazingly quick and after going through security we headed for breakfast while we waited.
Joshua ate plenty but Jacob didn’t eat as much as I would have hoped but we took some snacks aboard when we finally boarded the plane.
Jacob was attached to my seatbelt and sat on my knee for takeoff but as soon as the seatbelt signs were off Joshua headed to the empty seat near Grandma and Jacob discovered peekaboo over the seats to Grandma and Grandad and Joshua.
Jacob was amazing with no real issues. He did nod off on me for the last 40 minutes of the flight and I managed to get his seat belt attached while he slept on thankfully.
Even though we packed masses of snacks and drinks we never really needed them. I think the flight time had lots to do with how things panned out as Jacob is a creature of habit and likes his routine and other than the early get up we pretty much stayed on schedule for him.
The flight back was equally as stress free but for a small outburst after the seatbelt signs went on because he was strapped to Ollie instead of me and he won’t sleep on Ollie. It was soon rectified as when the seatbelt signs went out I took him and seconds later he was fast asleep in my arms and I ended up carrying him down the plane steps in my arms.
It’s now just over a week since flying back home and I am still impressed at just how well the flights I was originally dreading panned out. I think they certainly helped get the holiday off to an amazing start and then finish the holiday off on the same note too.