In a few days, I'll be boarding a plane with my two boys. Need I remind you that they are 4 years old and 19 months old? Or that I'm not the biggest fan of flying, despite the countless number of times I have been in an airplane? And even though I've written a post about staying sane when travelling with children , it's never easy, you know? Oh, wait - here's the best part - I'm flying ALONE . Usually, when we travel with the kids, we deploy the troops. Since my children have been born, when we travel via airplane - for SHORT destinations, like Florida (my favourite!) or Bahamas (love it!) we go with my parents and sister and her husband. The more hands to help, the merrier, you know? One of us entertains each child, and we can happily play pass the baby to the next person when they start getting cranky. I highly recommend this way of travelling. Being Greek, we're also pretty dramatic and make a big deal about everything. My mom: "Okay, Loukia.