One enormous suitcase, 10 times the size of toddler, packed with everything necessary and unecessary for royal upkeep of said toddler. Check.
One stuffed diaper bag, bursting with snacks, toys, books...what am I missing here? Oh yes, diapers and a change of clothes. Check.
One stroller, which most likely toddler will refuse to sit in, and which will form one extraneous piece of hand baggage, taken in hope nonetheless. Check.
One hyperactive toddler, sensing the excitement in the air and buzzing in anticipation. Check.
One hovering Papa, who will miss toddler and her mom like crazy, but is pretending to be happy to 'finally have some peace and quiet.' Check.
One harried, nervous Mama, wondering if she's taken enough headache pills to last her through the journey. Check.
Steeling of nerves. Check.
Taking of deep breaths. Check.
...And we're good to go! See ya on the other side!