I was reading a post over at 101 Centavos that provided tips for airplane travel. The tips that were given reminded me of some of my airplane experiences. I started chuckling when I thought about one memory, and I suddenly had the urge to share it.
So, we were flying from Detroit to California, which is about a 5 hour flight. I am a terrible flier, I basically hate it. My ears are like a baby’s, and I want to cry when we change altitude because the pain is often quite bad. (Yes, I do chew gum…) Not to mention my hatred of heights, not being in control, etc etc.
Anyway, we were nice and settled into our flight, and we probably still had about 3 hours left in our trip when the children sitting behind me started acting up. I was sitting with two of my kids, who were around 6 and 8 years old while my husband was across the aisle with my 10 year old. I was getting irritated because the kids sitting behind me kept kicking the back of my seat, but my two kids sitting next to me were giggling away. I asked why and they pointed behind them. I turned around, and the two brothers that were kicking me were being hell on wheels, while grandpa was sleeping peacefully in the seat next to them. I started listening closer, and these two little kids were just swearing left and right, and laughing up a storm. After awhile, Grandpa finally did wake up, but the behavior did not change. I then realized that Grandpa probably couldn’t speak english and had no idea these little grandchildren were talking like sailors. I got tired of it quickly, but it kept my kids amused for a long time.
I know my story is not a horror story by any means, and we may have actually caused a bad flying experience for others when we foolishly flew to California when my youngest was 18 months old. (He had bad ear pain, and he also did not like being contained for 5 hours. There were a lot of tears during those 5 hours, some of which were mine…) However, I know many of you out there probably have some pretty interesting stories to share, and I would love to hear them!