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By Tara Zandra | September 14, 2006

I’m having a bit of a mental block regarding our vacation. I can picture us in Disney World, I can picture us on the plane, I can even picture Daisy asleep on my lap, I can picture landing, finding our bus and checking in. What I cannot picture is me finishing packing and walking down the corridor to step onto the plane. I just want to sleep away the next two days and wake up once we’ve taken off. I don’t want to go through the hassle of the security check and making sure my bags are below the meager weight limit. I don’t want to sit in the airport and wait our turn. I just want to be on our way. I would have never described myself as a nervous flyer seeing as how I took a two hour flight basically every summer from age 3 until 16. But since that time I’ve only flown twice (well, double that if you count return trips). I’m not really afraid of a plane crash because frankly you either survive or you don’t and there’s nothing you can do about it. But for some reason I am having a bit of anxiety, enough so that I’m going to take the same thing we’re giving Daisy. It’s by Hyland’s and called “Calm’s Forte” which is to help relax the person and remove anxiety. It’s also touted as a sleep aid because when you relax you can sleep. We bought the children’s tablets because Hyland’s teething tablets always put Daisy to sleep without fail so I figure a children’s sleep aid really ought to do the trick. It’s a more natural alternative to drugging the kid with Benedryl- which I’ll admit we seriously considered. Daisy is not the easiest child on the planet and I still go through bouts of, there’s that word again, anxiety over her on a plane for almost 6 hours. She dislikes being confined to a serious degree. But we’ll deal, we’ve got two ipods, two DVD players, new books, favorite books, new Wiggles toys, new snacks, stickers, crayons and a coloring book and hopefully a bit of sleep. I also put a photo album in the carryon bag because one of her favorite activities is to look at pictures. She can do that for a very long time so I have a 100 new pictures in an album for her.

Now, if it were only Saturday.

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One Response to “mental block”

  1. Melody Says:
    October 12th, 2006 at 9:13 am

    I’m not really a phobic flyer, I’ll fly if I have to but I prefer not to. Mostly because of how closed-in everything is. But that’s why on our recent trip to CO, we drove for 13+hours. Wow. Next time, maybe we will fly.