My journalling tells the abbreviated story of our trip home from Hawaii back in 2010. It was an absolute nightmare, let me tell you! In a moment of insanity I booked our flight home on the overnight flight, thinking that my kids would sleep through which would be easier than trying to keep them entertained on a 7 hour flight. Well, I knew right when we got to the airport that things were going sideways. Our flight was delayed 3 HOURS!!! We were supposed to take off at about 10:30pm, if I remember correctly (well past my kids' normal bedtime of about 7:30-8 pm). So we were now scheduled to leave at 1:30 am!!! What to do with a 3 year old and 7 year old in the airport at that time of night when they are beyond tired?!?! I didn't want to try & have them sleep there as then I thought they might not sleep once we got on the plane. So - we spent the next few hours reading books & magazines, eating snacks, watching movies,etc. Everyone was grumpy - it was not a happy time (you can see the anger in my face in the photo above!) When we finally did get on the plane - things went from bad to worse. We were all exhausted at this point - especially our three year old who proceeded to have a complete MELTDOWN when we tried to get him to go to sleep. I'm talking kicking, screaming - the works! We did finally calm him down & get him to sleep - but he was laying on me. Needless to say - I did not sleep a wink the entire flight! Our daughter was sitting next to me - and she managed to fall asleep initially but had trouble being comfortable in the airplane seat - so she kept waking up. She was so unsetteled and restless and then I heard her say the dreaded "Mom, I'm not feeling well . . .". Uuugghhh! Are you kidding me? Yep - airsick! Luckily we were able to get the handy little vomit bag out from the back of the seat in time and didn't have to deal with a mess. Could have been worse, right?
So that's my story - - it really was the LONGEST journey home ever!!
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