Thursday, July 7, 2011

Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

I just spent 7 hours in the airport.  I am back at home.  That's right, 7 hours, no luggage, and haven't moved an INCH.  I usually console myself that these flights by myself are, I figure, just one miserable day out of my life.  Not so this time.  Due to mostly one gate attendant's mistakes I have to get up and do it all again tomorrow. I already exhausted most of my airport entertainment and all the special treats I'd bought for the kids. The baby was a fussy mess and only slept 20 minutes during that whole time, and my back is already worn out from holding him all those hours. My great plan to keep the kids up from their naps so they'd sleep on the plane really backfired when we, well, never made it on the plane. Made those long miserable hours waiting in the airport even more miserable. And some angry woman turned around and shushed me - for a crying baby.  Seriously?

Cash and I were both in tears by the end of the day.

May the airport odds be ever in my favor tomorrow.

11 comments:

liz said...

Girl- please do us a favor and CALL A VISITING TEACHER to help you through the airport as much as possible? There is no one in your ward flying the same direction this time of year (you could pay half the fare?)?

So sad I wish I could help

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about the outcome of the day. We all look forward to tomorrow.

xoxocyh

SuburbiaMom said...

I agree with Liz. You are a brave soul indeed to fly solo with 4 small children--I'm thinking of you!

Rochelle said...

Saying a little prayer all goes well tomorrow. That scenario should just not be allowed for a mom with 4 kiddos. Good luck!

AnnaMarie said...

Ah, my goodness, I'm so sorry! I hope today does go better.

Lindsey said...

I am SO SORRY!!! Maybe a back brace would help with round 2? It's probably too late, but I use one frequently... Blasted gate agent!!!!

Goeb Life said...

Oh no! Are you at least home in Utah, now?

Angela said...

That is so awful.

Corinne said...

I sure hope you're home by now.

Geoff and Bets said...

oh my gosh!!!!!! jen im so sorry. i hope friday went better. that first comment made me feel real bad too! sory i was out of town.

Mike & Britt said...

Jen if anyone can do it, it's you! So sad! I hate traveling alone & people in Miami don't make it any easier! The further west I travel I get fewer death stares & more help. Hope Friday went well for you!!!!