Saturday, January 5, 2013

Flying Glow Worms Make For Mean Flight Attendants.

Here we are in the icy tundra of Upstate NY for a visit with my family which required another travel adventure for the little boy and me.

It was uneventful except for the short "throwing" phase during which the little maniac threw everything he could get his grabby little hands on across the aisle.  In-flight magazines, animal crackers, and his glow worm were victims of his powerful discus throw.

The glow worm ricocheted off a seat and landed at the feet of a stern Delta flight attendant who told me that in close quarters it would be best if he dropped items straight down instead of launching them toward innocent passengers.

She went on for about 30 seconds too long and all I could say back, in just as stern a voice, was "I know."

Were I faster on my feet and not trying to wrangle a squirmy 13 month old, I would have said, "Can you sit down and explain that to him?  I'm sure he'll understand."

I hate when I come up with the retort 24 hours too late.

What would you have said?  Or would you have simply handed the boy the glow worm and hoped for a bullseye?

9 comments:

  1. Greeting from the upstate Tundra.. (Rochester). People are truly clueless having twin 13 month girls I can totally relate. I probably would have been a smart ass as well and said I will tie his hands down just to ensure he throws his items straight down.. or said something like thanks for the insight oh brilliant one..

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    1. I grew up here and am still amazed by all the snow!! I swear, I've had a scarf on for 4 days straight.

      I so wish I'd come up with "I'll just tie his hands down" whilst being reprimanded. Maybe she could have found some rope!

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  2. Omg he's a child! That lady is ridiculous. Had I been across the aisle from you with toys being hurled I would have merely laughed. People need to get a grip and not sweat the small stuff. Could have been worse he could've thrown up and stunk the place out lol.

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    1. After she left the guy across the aisle said, "wow! She was serious, huh?" The delta employee was the only one with the concern. Could I cue baby throw up, I would have!

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  3. Oh my gosh, some people drive me bananas!!! How rude!! Obviously not a mama.

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    1. You know, all I could think during my scolding was, "you clearly have no children." She also kept referring to my son as "she", another clue she knew nothing about children. He wa in green and blue, not pink!

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  4. I think "I'm aware. I'm doing the best I can with a 13-month old. If you think you can do better, by all means, have a shot." Or at least that would have been in my head. It would have left my mouth depending on just how angry I was. Not so angry = the first two sentences. :)

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  5. It took me a few seconds to realize she seriously wanted me to control him. I was so in shock that I couldn't think of anything!!

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  6. Flying with kids is super crazy and yet no one gives you proper credit for the hard work you put into it! I love your stories!!!

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