a wonderful opportunity came about from my thoughtful sister to come see her in cali. we are going to december to see her graduate from nursing school, but b and i haven't had a vacation since our honeymoon 4 years ago. so i think we are taking the plunge and going to cali with caleb for a week or so.
i'm freaking out because
1. i hate flying and think the plane is going to crash no matter what
2. i have never flown with caleb yet and don't know quite how to manage him sitting on my lap for 4 hours or dada's lap. just thinking about a screaming toddler on the plane with no leg room is enough to send me into a panic attack.
i need help, what are some tips to travel with a toddler. he's under two, so he will fly free and have to sit on our laps. we do not have a laptop, but we have our phones for videos and movies. how does one carry all that gear, stroller, bags, car seat, etc... oh my head is spinning already. we are looking to go at the end of july in correspondence of our 4 year wedding anniversary.
any ideas are welcome from seasoned travelers with tots, please help!!