So, here are some of my thoughts:
-take over the intercom before the flight attendant makes her announcement, and explain we have a potentially angry baby on board. The exits are at the front and rear of the plane, so please feel free to exit now.
-make sure everyone knows that they can jump out at any time and will be given a parachute. Good luck!
-buy innocent bystanders a shot for having to deal with said screaming baby
-buy myself a shot. Hell, bring a flask ON the plane.
-give Davis Benadryl and cross your fingers it works
-reward the good Samaritans with gift cards and tell them they passed the test
-sing at the top of your lungs. The baby likes it...shouldn't everyone else?
-skip up and down the aisle with baby, saying he has to be in constant motion or he'll go ape crazy!
Okay, okay. These were just thoughts. I may try all of them, you just never know. Since I've never flown, what do you think? Suggestions? I do know that I will be giving Davis a bottle regardless of what time it is when we are taking off. I've heard that it helps with the ear popping. As far as Benadryl, I think I am afraid it may have the opposite effect of him and make him crazy. My luck, I would give it to him and he would be hyper, or better yet, so tired but he can't sleep leaving him cranky. For the most part, I think he'll be fine. I know our biggest concern is him sitting in our lap. He hates sitting in our lap for longer periods of time. Maybe five minutes being the long period! I am praying to all the Gods out there! Let this go smoooothly. Honestly, I was more nervous about the six hour car trip, and that went great for the most part. I think I can, I think I can!
But whatever happens, I want to sit next to THIS GUY!! (www.funnycomments.com)