I'm waiting for Mark to get back from the match, and I'm toying with putting William to bed an hour earlier than normal, so the 3:00am wake-up call won't destroy him (and us) too much.
I'm so ready for this holiday (by the time you'll read this I'll of been there a few days!) but I won't lie - I'm really nervous about the flight. We fly very early, and the last flight I endured with a 16 month-old William wasn't one of my fondest parenting memories. I simply didn't realise how bored and frustrated he'd become. And I didn't have barely anything to entertain him properly.
This time, I'm prepared. I think.
I've taken on the advice of lots of my chums on Facebook (you can see this treasure trove of advice here) and I've thought ahead.
I've got some new books and sticker books - like the Pepper Pig Happy Holiday one. Or the Mickey Mouse one that Granny and Po bought for William. I have the old favourite that is Balloonia, because this book is guaranteed to calm him down.
I've also packed an empty juice beaker, which I'll fill up once we have checked in and use throughout the holiday where needed. And I've also backed William's bumblebee backpack that is actually reins in disguise. I love these and they were so handy last time, and for moments when he wants to feel independent.
Video Downloader Super Plus app from iTunes.
This is so worth the investment - it's only £2.49 - as you can download any videos from online and store them on your iPad to watch offline. I have download a few episodes of William's favourite programmes, along with some of his favourite songs from his favourite YouTube channel, Super Simple Songs. I really recommend checking that channel out. He LOVES it.
I obviously can't forget to mention that Teddy and Dale the Duck will be joining us too. Teddy has flown before, but it's Dale's first time and, as you can see, he's very excited.