Friday, June 14, 2013

Please Let Flying Be Okay

I’m flying on an airplane tomorrow, headed for Disney World.

I have plane anxiety. I worry there will be a problem and we’ll all go crashing to an island, like on Lost. Or worse.

I worry we’ll have plane delays and we won’t make our connection at New Orleans. We have 2 hours to make it if our first plane is on time. Please, PLEASE let it be on time. Also, what if there is a mechanical problem and we’re stuck on the tarmac with no air conditioning? I saw a recent video someone posted of this happening. The passengers made light of the situation and started to sing. I would not sing. I’d flip out and screech that I’m an American citizen with rights and that I demand to be let off the plane at once. I do not deal well being in an enclosed space for hours on end.

I panic that Natalie will get bored and annoy other passengers. She doesn’t cry but she does tend to talk LOUDLY and she likes to sing. Not everyone thinks little kids are cute so I hush her. She’s insulted when I do this. “I was SINGING!” she’ll say, all indignant. It’s okay, fellow plane passengers. I bought Natalie 2 new DVDs, new books, and new toys. She’ll be distracted. She won’t sing. (Unless you ask.)

I’m worried how it’ll go without Tom to help. I’ve flown with the kids on my own before. It went…okay. Tommy is always fine. It’s Natalie I have to keep entertained. It’s Natalie I have to keep from shouting, “Why does that fat man have two seats and I only get one?” She does NOT misbehave when Tom is around. She wants to please Tom. She wants to keep Tom happy. She does not care if I’m displeased. She does not care if I’m not happy. Air Force, PLEASE, can I borrow my husband for a week? You can have him back after the trip. Please? No? Damn.


Please have good airplane vibes for us.


**While I'm gone, I might not be online as much. I will update my Twitter account. I also have an Instagram account under WhisperingWriter if you wanted to see Disney pictures**

15 comments:

  1. You will be just fine! Try to think of it as a rollercoaster ride. Think of defying gravity. Make it fun. Have a great vacation!!!

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  2. May the princess's schedules be with you.

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  3. Thinking good thoughts for a stress-free plane ride!

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  4. Will be crossing all our crossables that it is a smooth travel day for all of you! :)-The Dose Girls

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  5. Everything will work out great, just wait & see. Have a great holiday and good bonding time with Nat & Tommy.

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  6. You'll do just fine! But I will think good thoughts for you just for a little more insurance. Have a BLAST in Disney. Can't wait to see and hear your stories!

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  7. Is sedation an option?

    Have a great time!

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  8. It will all be okay!! And if Natalie does start singing, just record it - you know for embarrassment purposes when she's older.Good luck and HAVE FUN!!

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  9. I'm sure everything will be fine... and if it's not, it will make for good blog material. :-) Have a great trip!

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  10. I hope your flight goes well and you have a great vacation!

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  11. Good luck to you! Can't wait to hear about your Disney adventures. Our family has been saving for a vacation for 8 years and are taking our first vacation ever in September. Look forward to hearing your tips and tricks for haivng a successful meltdown-free trip. Take care!

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  12. Well I'm seeing this two days later but hope all went well! I'm a terrible flyer and I've never done it alone with the kids. Or even alone with one kid. I've always had help. I know my day will come..

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  13. My (than) 4 year old stage whispered - while scared out of his mind - WE'RE FALLING every time anyone asked him something, or the plane bumped, or anything. While a deathgrip on my hand. Longest plane ride (w/ layovers) to Disneyland EVER.

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