Taking a trip to the great Midwest! Just Me, two kids under 4 and a 5 hour flight. I spent some free time this weekend sewing activity bags with pencil/marker rolls and new drawing pads, a puzzle and stickers. This should last about 10 minutes. The portable DVD player will provide the rest of the entertainment. When it comes to pissing off people around you, getting booted off an expensive plane ride and saving my sanity, I'll take the technology. There's only so much 'I spy' I can do on a plane, only so many books I can carry and only so much entertaining I can do in a small space. The sad thing is, I'm not bringing any knitting. I'm just not that optimistic. I am bringing a book. Kite Runner. I can read with one hand at least.
It doesn't take long for me to think of what my travel bag would look like sans kids-a lace knitted project, sock knitting for downtime and some Pride and Prejudice in the DVD, but the trip wouldn't be nearly as much fun!