Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Flight #1

Our flight started off promising, if nothing else. McKay actually got bereavement leave for four days, so that was a nice surprise. I was still slightly scarred from flying alone with two kids back in October. Having two adults would help things along, or so I thought.

Anyway, Tyler and Jamie had a great time waiting to board. Tyler alerted everyone that there were in fact airplanes outside the window. Jamie munched on Tyler's breakfast while he wasn't looking.

(Happiness ends here.)

The actual flight was pretty awful. We were shoved in the last row by the bathrooms (which smelled AWFUL) and the engines (one of which completely blocked Tyler's window), and someone's dog, which was drugged and shoved under McKay's seat. It stank so bad. The flight attendents were mean and not helpful, and when Jamie went nuts being confined, they kept telling us to sit when we tried to walk her around. It was almost three hours of smelling stinky dog or stinky, hot bathroom, keeping Tyler entertained and belted in, and holding a screaming baby, all while the others passengers sighed and stared and the stewardesses scolded us for being horrible human beings.

Do not fly American Airlines!


Kim said...

I am sending a curse to all those condescending passengers & flight attendants... A curse that the next time thy fly they are smushed in between two incredibly large, sweaty people. I can't stand people who can't show compassion for others. Too bad President Kimball wasn't on your flight. Based on the well known airport story, he would have consoled Jamie & entertained Tyler. We're glad you guys endured the stresses of parenting to come out for grandma's funeral. It was so fun to have all 6 kids & 7 cousins together!

Katie said...

Kim, that is so gross, I hope it happens. Miss you guys!

The Coxes said...

***shuttering*** I hate flying with children!!!

Milko, Eve, Allison, And Joshua said...

oh my gosh! I will never fly or drive with kids until they grow up!