As much as I've been looking forward to going home to Detroit to visit my family, I'm dreading the actual traveling by myself with a toddler part of it. I can deal with the tantrums, the gear, and the complete ineptness of the TSA folks. What I'm a bit worried about is that this will be our first trip with Christian's CI. While it does present itself with a FABULOUS language opportunity, carrying on our extra processor is stressing me out. I have it hermetically sealed in a Foodsaver Bag, inside of a case, in an inside pocket of my carry-on. I've ensured that it can't be corrupted by Graham Crackers, Lipgloss, Juice Boxes, or whatever else is floating around my bag. I'm still worried about it. I mean, it costs more than our car. Seriously.
And, I can't help but be worried about going through security BY MYSELF, with a squirmy little toddler who has a piece of metal in his head that may set-off the detectors. He'll be hand-wanded, with the processor off...and here I thought that the TSA folks making a toddler take his shoes off was crazy.
Luckily, despite all the new things that we have to deal with on this trip, Christian is a seasoned traveler, with more than a dozen trips to his name. I know he'll be ok. I have cars, and books, and Annie's Cheddar Bunnies. We'll be using the CARES Harness on the way out, and hopefully it works.