The five minute rule didn’t end there! This is where it got complicated. Rory lost interest in sitting on my lap after about 5 minutes on the plane. (Go figure!) So, I gave him a toy. When that got old, I gave him a snack. When he was finished with that I gave him his bottle. When he was finished with that, I gave him a paci.
Every five minutes, I literally did something new to keep him entertained and content for the twenty-five minutes until we were in the air.
Guess what? It worked.
5) You’ll feel better about yourself:
I was told by at least a dozen strangers that I was ‘Dad of the Year.’ I didn’t think so, but it sure was nice to hear. All. Day. Long. Talk about a confidence boost! So much so, I might even do it again!
And if you’re still unsure, believe me. If I can do this, you can too!