Erm, while compiling this list, I've just realized how HEAVY my carry on bag is going to be. But Emmett's never been a great flyer, so I want to be prepared for tomorrow's six-hour flight!
This guy was Emmett's favorite from the last flight we took. Granted, we found a random 16-year-old passenger to play with Emmett and BuckleyMonkey, but I'm banking on his magic working again. (I took him out of the toy box about a month ago so he'd be "new"!)
Emmett was playing with this at his friend Bella's house the other night, and putting the pegs in the holes had him mesmerized for a good 15 minutes. I realize that by packing a toy with a billion parts, I'm just asking for trouble.
I bought this based on the success of the BuckleyMonkey. Rory thinks it will be good training for a future of breaking and entering.
Yes, I know that the more I write, the more insane this list looks. But both of Emmett's besties are girls, so he's spent his fair share of time playing with play makeup. And he LOVES grabbing at my makeup. (Which is messy, since he's recently figured out screw tops.) I know that I'm grasping at straws—er, toys—at this point. But it's a LONG flight.
Emmett LOVES my laptop, but for the most part I keep it off limits. I'm hoping this one is equally as intriguing. (It's meant for older kids, but **fingers crossed**.)
These are Emmett's current favorite books. When people in my neighborhood want to give away used books, they leave them on the front steps. Emmett's sitter is a huge fan of picking up discarded books, which is where he got the first two. The third was a well-received recommendation from his friend Zoe.
When all else fails—which I'm sure it will—I'll give Emmett a plastic Dr. Brown's bottle and its many parts. This, more than any toy, is what keeps him occupied in restaurants.
I'll also have plenty of snack and drink options on hand, of course.
And yes, I'm probably jin myself with over-preparedness, and Emmett will probably be a terror for the entire flight while the best-behaved baby keeps himself occupied for six hours with a barf bag.
But a mom can dream, right?
How do you keep your toddler occupied on a long flight?