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I am someone who gets anxious easily. The very prospect of doing something for the first time gives me the heebie-jeebies. But this year, I resolved to things that terrified me, to get over my fears. And one thing on the list was to take a trip with my toddler, all by ourselves. So last month, I did it. Booked us a two-day holiday at a nice resort and booked the plane tickets. Now being a working mother, I am used to having a lot of help around to help with my tornado-on-two-legs, and that is why taking a 'solo' trip was important to figure out how well I can manage my daughter with no help. All was good, but I was helluva nervous. My daughter is a not a picky eater (knock on the wood) so I wasn't concerned about that aspect. I am a chilled-out parent, so I wasn't fretting over whether she'll be on her best behaviour; I am someone who you will see running around and chasing my toddler around the airport waiting lounge. My only fear was how will I tackle the airport -- the check in process, handling a toddler who thinks standing in a place for more than 2 seconds is unacceptable and how will I handle the luggage and my own anxiety. Now being anxious also has its own advantages. I went through the entire process in my head over and over and hatched a plan, and thought of escape routes. And I am proud to say that the airport was a breeze, yes, even with the little tornado at my heels. So like the good mother that I am, I will share my experience and the tips that helped me survive the airport. Here goes:
Of course, you need to keep some medicines handy too, vomiting and fever ones. But that you know from being a parent, right? Happy travelling.
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