Adults: 0 Toddler: 1

Sorry I’ve been out of comission lately.  I spent yesterday traveling to Canada with my sister and her husband and their 18 month-old boy.  Ahem—their active 18 month-old boy.

Little Boy on SlideOh sure, he looks cute enough, but in all reality, kid’s a total hellion.

Now, my friends, I have flown to a lot of places in my life.  I have had uncountable horrible travel experiences adventures.  I have been bumped off flights and forced to sleep in an airport overnight (where I proceeded to throw up several times over the course of the evening).  I have had layover after layover after stinking layover.

From the Phoenix Airport, I have flown to the following far-away places: Washington, D.C., New York, Oregon, Florida, England, and Paris (twice).  I have suffered through many long flights across country and oceans, but yesterday’s 2 hour flight with my active nephew seemed longer than all my international flights combined.

I can think of a lot of things I’d rather do than making the return flight home with him, starting with a root canal and ending with a pap smear/mamogram combo.

I am not lying when I say that he started screaming before the plane ever left the runway, and continued to do so—at the extreme most top of his tiny little lungs—until the last twenty minutes of the flight.  SCREAMED.

Three adults vs. one toddler.  Adults: 0.  Toddler: 1.

So I’m exhausted, and I wasn’t even the one dealing with the little cuss.  You’ll excuse me for my lack of energetic posting?  Please and thanks.

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15 Responses to Adults: 0 Toddler: 1

  1. lauren says:

    Ugh. Childrens. haha…

  2. Alyssa says:

    Poor non-related passengers! haha
    He won’t be on my flight from Boston to Vegas in 6 weeks, will he?

  3. RatalieNose says:

    Count your blessings, my sister made a round trip flight to and from paris with 3 KIDS ages 5 and under.

  4. Granmama says:

    How were your unmentioned flights to Saint Louis and SLC? Didn’t those Utah flights have a myriad of darling children on them? Perhaps he was the loudest and most annoying but I still proclaim him the cutest little one year old in the universe—AND—I’m NOT prejudiced, just his Granmama :) :) :) :)

  5. Granmama says:

    Where was the picture on the slide taken? Do tell your readers what this toddler’s mommy uses as his all natural hair gel.

  6. Whitney says:

    so he is one of THOSE children. The ones everyone curses and holds there fist up in anger on flights. ha ha. But hes so stinking cute. How could you be mad at such a face. Was there candy involved? or a pacifier? I hear candy works miracles on flights.

  7. jami says:

    oh no! I am sure that Grace would have the same problems. We have to do a 6 hour drive with her tomorrow…KILL ME!

  8. Cristin says:

    Ha ha. You don’t even KNOW. You think you do from that little flight, but oh man, just you wait till they are your own kids! It’s WORSE.

  9. Hannah says:

    O man…. Billy prob would have made them stop so we could take our screaming child and leave. Next time suggest Dimetap or Benadryl. I’m not one to drug my kid to get them to sleep but if I had to listen to them scream for two hours the thought may or may not cross my mind. If it makes you feel any better I had to listen to Avree whine a majority of the time on our drive to and from Canada. 24 hours one way… in a truck, 3 people in back 3 people in front. I may have raised my ever so loving voice a few times. I personally think it’s worse when it’s other peoples kids because you can’t do anything to shut them up!

  10. Mikelle says:

    OH, dang. I’m in Mesa, and was going to go run by Adell’s tonight. Guess not.

  11. Rachel says:

    aieeeeeee! Where was the portable DVD player? I have made a sacred vow to never travel without one. Not on a road trip, not on a plane trip. They work miracles. MIRACLES! You poor, poor, shellshocked thing. Please tell Poor Kyle you need a trip to a spa for a nice pedicure or something to help you work through your PTSD.

  12. Sounds like maybe the ‘terrible twos’ are setting in a little early…

  13. Katie says:

    Oh, man. I’m flying with Beanie this week. I hope this posting wasn’t a bad omen. If he cries the whole time, I’m blaming you, Camille…

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  15. Shannon says:

    At the airport, when I see young mothers with a worried look on their face as they hang out in the boarding area with their fussy babies/toddlers getting the evil look from those nearby, I always go over and give them something to smile about. I let them know that all those scowling, grumpy adults who seem to be annoyed by her children, well, they too were young, and for sure they cryed and howled and threw temper-tantrums and annoyed the heck out of everyone around them. So don’t worry about them they were just like your precious little one. They always seem to smile especially when I add that the grumpiest ones were probably the worst little screamers ever. Tee hee hee!

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