This Saturday, GH and I leave to go spend a week in Oregon with my family. I can't wait to be there, but I'm dreading getting there. We've flown twice before with the twins, but shorter flights and no time zone changes.
I feel like we've got the logistics of non-crawling twin travel down pretty well, so while I'm sure that Saturday won't be a fun day, I feel like we know what to bring on the plane, how to handle diaper changes and feeding, and all that. What I'm worried about is getting the kids adjusted to west coast time. Does anyone out there have any tips for me? We leave Boston on a 9:30 a.m. flight and get to Oregon at 2:45 p.m. Oregon time. I'm hoping that the babies will take a nap when we get there and that we can cajole them into staying up until their regular bedtime of 7:00. I think that will OK but I'm concerned that they will try to get up at 6:30 a.m. Boston time, meaning 3:30 a.m. Oregon time. I guess we'll just deal with that if it happens . . .
Anyway, tips for helping kids adjust to shifts in time zone would be welcome.
As an aside, my mom and stepdad have offered to be on twin duty for a night while we're there to allow GH and I to go spend a night ALONE on the Oregon coast. Woo-woo! We're so there. We went to a grown-up Valentine's Day party this past Saturday night and it was such a treat. I can't imagine what a whole night away will be like. Wait, yes, I can imagine, and it will be awesome. I know we'll miss the twins, but they couldn't be in better hands and GH and I really, really need the time to ourselves.