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For when you learn to love time in the air.

Flying somewhere, it could be so much fun. Except when you’ve got kids and you're a mum. Click To Tweet
Flying somewhere, it could be so much fun.
Except when you’ve got kids and you’re a mum.
I’d watch a movie and let time fly by
But I’ve no chance, I try, until you cry.

I’m not selfish, there’s nothing I can do,
We’re stuck in a floating room with a loo.
They serve food and drinks, and try to entertain
But for safety, in your seat you must remain.

I used to glide along to my own happy song,
Now I’m juggling objects to find what’s wrong.
Take off and landing, your ears don’t understand.
Flying solo, I’m a boat going down, unmanned.

It can be fun staying in one small space;
I long for a book or film to embrace.
But this seems a long distance love affair,
For when you learn to love time in the air.

Mama Grace

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19 Comments

  1. To be fair, I’ve never enjoyed flying, either with or without kids! I’ve been lucky with the four flights we’ve taken our son on so far – they’ve not been anywhere near as bad as I’d built them up to be in my mind. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  2. Fun poem, though I know fun is hardly the word sometimes when flying with little ones. But it does get easier I promise. My three love it now, mind you the ipads help quite a lot! #globalblogging

    • Yes, the iPad, being able to manage that is a whole new wizardry.

  3. Jen Jen

    I don’t enjoy flying at all, especially not with kids. I’m glad we have the option just don’t sign me up for multiple cross country trips in a row:)

    • Haha. I’ve just done a solo flight. I’ve given myself a reward!

  4. What a lovely poem! Yes, gone are the days when you can while away the time reading a book or catching a movie. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam 🙂

  5. Brilliant poem. I have so much admiration and respect for people who can write poetry! Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging

  6. Great poem. I love the idea of a room in the air with a loo!

  7. Lovely poem, can really relate. #FamilyFunLinky

  8. I’m scared of flying with kids – mainly because of the claustrophobic nature of confinement with two small kids!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  9. twotinyhands twotinyhands

    A solo flying trip with kids to me does not sound relaxing. Flying with kids for me is a long way off! Love your rhyme. ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  10. Love the way you have captured the trials and tribulations of flying with littles in a poem this is oh so true…we all miss the books and movies!!! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  11. mommyhomemanager mommyhomemanager

    Oh no! Travling with a little one in tow is never easy. Love the poem. <3
    #stayclassymama

  12. Ha what a clever poem that is amazing! Flying room with a loo…had me crying. I am terrified of flying without taking my son but he regularly goes to his dads house in Spain so apparently flies better than me, I am the one crying usually! #stayclassymama

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