Thursday, July 10, 2008

This is How We Roll With a Giant Milk Chocolate Bar and a Tube of "Liss Goss"

We made it! I may have felt like a pack mule all day but we made it safely to Ohio without any pooping catastrophes. Since I was traveling by myself I had to be creative with my mode of transportation. A serious problem occurred to me... how am I going to get 2 kids, 1 suitcase, 1 large duffle bag, a car seat, food, toys, blankets, my carry on, AND DIAPERS on the plane all by myself? This is the ingenious idea I came up with... and this is how we rolled...

Carseat in the bag on my back, cool straps make it into a back pack. This is seriously the BEST investment I ever made as far as travel goes. My carry-on well equipped with DIAPERS AND WIPES on the front. Don't forget the kids, displayed in stroller. Notice Hannah's lips. She had put so much "liss goss" on that it was dripping down her chin. She felt beautiful so who cared? I wish I had the self-confidence of a three-year old sometimes.
Both flights went very well thanks to my friend codeine. He is always there for me. I sat behind another mom traveling with a 2 year old little girl. She offered me some homeopathic strips with chamomile to help my kids fall asleep. I said, "Naaaa, I've got codeine... you want some?" Turns out she was a total organic, homeopathic, granola mother. She looked at me with such disdain. Hey guess whose kids fell asleep??? Yea, that's what I thought. Gavin crashed, I got a cat-nap and woke up to Hannah downing a can of apple juice. Hannah watched her Barbie movie and I was able to study for my final (I got an A!!!!).

Since we sat in the last row, we were right by the bathrooms, very convenient for a mother whose 3 year old downed a can of apple juice. Anyways, this guy walked back to use the bathroom and Hannah said, "THAT'S A MEAN MAN, MOMMY!" She was so loud. I was embarrassed for obvious reasons, I told him that she says about all strangers and I brain washed her too much. Well, he tried to pretend he was scary by growling and going, "BOO!" at her. During our layover we ran into him and his girlfriend again, and being the blogger that I am, I asked if I could take a picture. He gave Hannah one final growl and said, "I'm just one giant milk chocolate bar!" HAHAHAHA! Now what was I supposed to say to that???

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I figured out what Duke and Hannah have in common. They both dont like black guys. We'll have to work on that.

The Rex Family said...

Dude you are TOTALLY Super Mom! I am so impressed that you did it alone with 2! Hopefully I can do it someday in the FUTURE!

ruth said...

I LOVE that you took the scary man pic. SO funny. I must say you a brave woman o travel alone w/ 2 kids. My hat goes off to you.

Barbour said...

Such a better flight experience. I bound to get a crazy one eventually, the guy looks totally cool. Love kids and their big mouths. Carrying all that stuff must of sent you back to heavy lifting times at SC. I miss those times.

Anie said...

You are AMAZING!!! I would have been SUPER stressed out with the whole situation! I just love how calm you were with the whole thing- calm enough to take pics!! I LOVED the pictures- especially with the mean, scary man!! :) Have fun in Ohio! When do you get back?? Oh, and I think Madi must have really small feet because she is just a size 3 right now. Those 6-12 month Pedipeds you got her fit her perfectly right now! So, what size should I plan on for next summer??

The Peterson's said...

LOL! LOVE the giant milk chocolate bar! I am so impressed that you got picture of him too! LOL...BTW we have a new bishop! Bishop Rick Bon and his counselors are Brother Richards and Brother Wall! Just in case you wanted to know! :)

Josh and ambyr said...

I wonder what you are going to look like with three kids and packing all that stuff.