About Flying and Traveling Without my Kids

I have plans to travel to Oregon this fall for a short weekend to see family, go to a football game, and throw my friend a baby shower. I’m not taking either of the kids because I know I won’t be able to enjoy a full football game at 7pm with a child in tow, and I also wouldn’t be able to throw my friend a shower and hang out with girls for three hours. It just wouldn’t happen.

So, I’m going alone for a few days.

I’m really excited. I think. I don’t know, I keep having mixed emotions about it. Of course I want to see my family and of course I am so so so so soo excited to go to a football game and see my pregnant BFF and throw her a baby shower. I am so excited about that. But I am scared out of my mind to get on a plane and leave my babies!!

I’m terrified of flying. 


It has seriously been keeping me up at night. I get a stomach ache when I think about being gone from them for three days. Like, am I going to get dropped off at the airport and start bawling? I can already imagine myself in the airplane. I need to pick up a pair of huge sunglasses so people don’t see my crying like a mad women. You think I’m joking.

What is wrong with me?? Ugh. I know I am being such a worry wart and thinking of all the worst scenarios!

I feel like I’m all hormonal. I swear my hormones are out of whack from having children.

I freaking hate planes. If you have a fear of planes, don’t ever move to Alaska because I feel like I hear horror stories all the time about small planes crashing. My kids will NEVER get on one of those small planes. I can’t handle it. They freak me out.

I am not worried AT ALL about the care of my kids when I’m gone. My husband will be with them the whole time. Honestly, I don’t even think they’ll miss me or realize I’m gone much. It’s only three days.

I just keep telling myself that people fly ALL THE TIME. I have friends who go on vacations without their kids and go away for the weekend and everything goes fine. They have a great time.

Then I have these thoughts like, maybe I shouldn’t go. Maybe three days isn’t even worth it and I should just wait until we all go as a family next summer.

I am just a mess ya’ll.

I’m sure once I get there I will have a great time. I know I will have a ton of fun! I just feel like I will be so far away from my babies. AH!

I know this post was all over the place. Sorry about that. I’m just trying to get these things off my chest.

If you could please tell me I am overreacting and freaking out for no reason and that everything will be fine and I will have a great time……

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

5 thoughts on “About Flying and Traveling Without my Kids

  1. Your boys will be fine with their dad.

    Your plane will be fine. People fly daily & aren't the statistics safer than driving?

    But, your fears are normal & okay!

    Good luck!

  2. I honestly think you are reacting very normally 🙂 I recently went away for three days without my kids and the worst part were the days leading up to my getaway. Once I was gone I actually relaxed and had a great time! GO AND ENJOY IT! You will be fine…and so will your plane!! Have fun!!

  3. Saturate yourself in the Word. Since I've been a mom I have so much more fear.
    Here a couple that help me.

    Joshua 1:9
    This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

    Have a wonderful trip!

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