10.11.2007

Don't Mess With...

...Alex or me, 'cause we're in Texas!!!

We took our first plane trip yesterday, a 2-leg journey with a transfer in San Diego. San Diego looked like a lovely place, and I really wanted to stay there...

...especially when I learned that I had to leave one terminal and pass through security again, even though we were making a domestic transfer on the same airline (Southwest...argh!). As anyone who's traveled with kids knows, going through security is a huge hassle, what with all the paraphernalia and stuff the child has to travel with. Declare the milk in his bottles! Put the carseat through the scanner! Fold up the stroller! Take off the baby's shoes! Wait, huh? Take off the baby's shoes? That one had me very surprised. But I did it, and his shoes never went back on again. I think people thought I was a terrible mother letting Alex run around the airport in bare feet, but it was really my only choice, since holding him made him cry, and so did putting his shoes back on. I used to love traveling, but in the new post-9/11 regime, it's just become decidedly unglamorous.

But Alex did really well! We all survived and made it here happy. We've already eaten puffy tacos and are enjoying visiting the relatives. More to come later...

1 comment:

Carrie said...

mI didn't know you were going to Texas! Are Nick and your mom with you? Have fun!