You know how you prepare meticulously for something and only to have your plan thwarted at the last minute? Well, for weeks, I had put together activity books, toys, stickers, rub art, puzzles, etc. for the kids to take on the plane. We were going to be on a 12-hour plane ride and I needed all the help I could get to keep them occupied.
In the mad rush to get to the airport on time, we left behind Josh's Trunki, where I had packed all the plane goodies. We'd debated having the taxi turn around and go back, but we were already quite far, so we decided to just buy a few things at the airport instead.
Thankfully, we made it through the flight and it went better than I'd anticipated given that we didn't have the original plane goodies that I'd prepared.
To get to the airport, we had to go through a couple of tunnels and a big suspension bridge. As we got inside the first tunnel, Zoë announced, "No like tunnels." We asked why and she said, "'Cos dark-dark." At which point, Josh, who was sitting next to her, reached over and told her, ""You scared, Zoë? Here, hold my hand, okay?" She did and they held hands until we came out of the tunnel. When we got to the bridge, Zoë just reached over and grabbed Josh's hand and said, "Hold hands me, okay, KoKo?"