Ok, so if you read my post last week, you’ll know that I arrived at the Disneyland Hotel in a less than stellar mood. The cookies helped me feel better, but was what it that put me in a crabby mood in the first place? Well, that’s this week’s trip tip and a perfect example of “do as I say, not as I do”. Oh, and a word of warning – if you don’t care to read about other people’s kids and their body functions, you might want to skip this post
This was our first airplane trip with Colorado Princess since she has been mostly potty trained, so we were prepared to do whatever we could to avoid the experience we had on Colorado Boy’s first potty-trained flight – he was so desperate to use the bathroom that the flight attendant called the pilot to see if we could wait to takeoff for a minute or two while he went (yes, she was an AWESOME flight attendant ) So, we made sure she used the restroom twice before we boarded the plane.
Everything went well and we survived the takeoff and first 15 minutes of the flight without incident. Colorado Princess was a little squirmy, but we didn’t think too much of it, because we were confident she would tell us if she had to go, since she has been great about that so far. She was settling in to watch a movie, but wanted to sit on my lap, which is something we often do at home. Since the fasten seatbelt sign was off, I figured it wouldn’t harm anything, so plopped her on my lap. But, less than a minute later, my lap was suddenly warm and wet. Colorado Princess had peed…ON ME!! UGH! Of course, I didn’t have anything to change into because we had checked our bags, so I got to sit there for the rest of the flight in damp jeans. Who would have thought it would be ME that needed an extra change of clothes?!?! And yet…
I SHOULD have known, because it’s happened to me before. When Colorado Boy was 3, we were traveling to North Carolina when he got sick…on me. And again, I had nothing to change into. I SHOULD have known better
So, as a public service to all of you who might be traveling with a toddler some time in the future, today’s Tuesday Trip Tip is to make sure you pack a change of clothes - not only for your toddler, but also for you! You never know what might happen when you’re stuck in a plane and it’s always good to be over-prepared.