Dear Diary, I need to pick your brain. Desperately.
So here’s the deal: in November we’re hauling our asses on a plane to South Africa to visit family and friends. It’s a 12-ish hour stop-over flight that travels overnight. And I can think of nothing more unpleasant.
I prefer the thought of gouging my eye with a blunt knife (even a spoon) to imagining the tedious horror of keeping my daughter occupied for the flight’s duration. “She’ll sleep” you tell me, “HA HA” I tell you.
Amelia is no stranger to travel. She’s been to Italy, Holland and Portugal but 12 hours is quite different to three hours. On our most recent trip to Portugal, my little lovely was a picture perfect angel on the way there but on the way back… on the way back Chucky took over. AND CHUCKY IS HORRIBLE.
Would it be wrong to shoot my child with a tranquiliser dart if I promise to do it at close range? Just kidding – don’t call the cops on me. But, seriously speaking, if you have any ideas an anything natural that will knock a child out for say 12 hours, dear diary, sharing is caring!