We traveled yesterday on a trip to visit family in Florida. Luckily we traveled by plane, or so I thought….but I am getting ahead of myself.
Let me start by saying that I am the type of person that at times will lose patience with my kids in stressful drawn out situations. I don’t try to do this, though it does happen at times (It is something I am continuously working on).
Yesterday we got to the airport in plenty of time, and we found our gate and we thought we had enough time to look around and get some lunch. We started to eat and of course it was at this time that Diva-PJ decided that she did not want to eat lunch. Then we realized that our flight was boarding and we were still eating (and we were sitting in the very back of the plane).
When we finally finished and got over to the gate they were just getting done with our section which was not too bad. We got on the plane but I think I looked like the old picture of Atlas (you know the whole greek god holding up the world – just not scantily clad or without the bulgind muscles). Yes, I was carrying about 20 things and needless to say my nerves were getting a bit stretched thin.
We got to the plan and finally made it back to our seats. I asked Diva-J to hold my drink while I carried a car seat that Diva-PJ was going to sit in. We got to out nosebleed section seats and I started to get the carseat set up. Next thing I know Diva-J had dumped the whole full 22 ounce soda all over me and the two seats that she and J-Mom were going to sit in. The stewardess was not very willing to help. It was like pulling teetch to ask her for something that we could have the two of them sit on for the flight so their bottoms were not soaked by the time we got to Florida. Finally she brought us some nice seat covers and we were on our way. The flight went pretty well…though I have to give J-Mom credit, as she had to sit with both divas and keep them occupied while I sat across the aisle (so I did get a respit)….thanks J-Mom!
I am glad that we made it to Florida and I am just hoping that the rest of the trip is uneventful, fun and stress free (though that may not be completely possible).