"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, April 19, 2009

snooty mother of 2 behind us

blurry pictures rock
plane
13 mo. old
me
snooty mother of 2 in the row behind us
"did you pay for a seat for him?"
no
"you shouldn't be aloud to bring a car seat on then."
well, they said for safety i should if there are open seats.
"that doesn't seem fair."
par, par, bogie, bogie, par, par
plane takes off
13 mo. old does not fall asleep
none of toys keep 13 mo. old entertained
barney dvd does not keep 13 mo. old entertained
3 tantrums, crying fits
row of silent readers in front of us
tense
13 mo. old arching back, wailing, red face
13 mo. old "ehems"
tiny airplane bathroom changing table not made for the pork loin
land
snooty mother of 2 continues snide remarks in route to baggage claim
pull over to let them pass, plus car seat needed to be readjusted on stroller
finally get bags
meet s.d.gib
home
s.d.gib unpacks our bags, brings me a tall bottle of whiskey, errrr water;-)
no really, it was water
ice cold
hours of chatting and cuddling
sleep
...
tales of a
forgotten post:
the end.

4 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry about the snooty mother. I just don't understand people sometimes. If a seat was there, completely empty, she would've rather you wrestle a 13 month old than use the empty seat..ohhh, because that would have been "fair". Idiot. (Sorry, I've just been pushed beyond my snooty, rude tolerance level...I know, I'm the one who commented a few posts ago about everyone being more tolerant. Too bad, snooty & rude are things I will never tolerate!)

Ok, on to bigger and better things...you are home safe and sound with the loves of your life. That's good stuff!! (So is whiskey,I mean that's what I've heard anyway, but glad to know yours was water!) :)

Katie said...

Glad you survived the trip home! If mothers don't deserve a medal for everything else, they DO deserve one for flying with kids! I always think that I meet the NICEST and the MEANEST people when I am flying. Some people bend over backwards to help and others are just so so snooty.

Sue said...

That sounds like one tough flight. I wish people would be more kind to mothers in these situations. When Karin was a newish baby, I took her to Canada and was on a ferry with her. She had a total meltdown, and I was doing the best I could to comfort her. Some of the looks I got would have killed a lesser woman! Seriously, though. She was like two months old. What did they expect me to do...throw her overboard?

Sheesh.

Anyway, I feel your pain and am glad you're home.

Fiauna said...

The last thing I knew, the airlines didn't require you to pay until the child is two. I've flown with all of my kids a few times and have never been treated badly by fellow passengers. I'm sorry this happened to you. Snooty Lady ... sheesh.