Thursday, February 15, 2007

Are You the Praying Type?

I hope you are.

And I hope you are feeling generous.

Very soon, maybe too soon, my little family and I will be boarding a red-eye flight cross country. I'm just a teensy bit nervous.

What's the worst that could happen?

Okay, bad question.

What's the worst that will most likely happen?

Crying cranky children for 4+ hours in an aircraft filled with tired people who would like a little rest. Please don't let that be us. Please?

It's just a few hours.
It's just a few hours.
It's just a few hours.
It's just a few HOURS! (Ow. Chest is tightening)

I'll miss my handful of loyal readers, but when I get back, if there is anything interesting to tell, I'll blab all about it. In the meantime, have a lovely lovely Presidential weekend. (And if it's not asking too much, will you utter just a little prayer in my behalf? Thank you.)


Toni said...

Having flown with children within the USA as well as to Europe and back- one word- BENEDRYL! Snacks for little ones as well, but I'm sure you already have those packed!

Have a great trip, I'll go say a little prayer now!

bookworm said...

Dont' worry! You'll be fine. Hopefully everything will go right. I'll be praying for you too. Have a great time! You'll be glad when you finally get there.

my name is bob said...

I reallly hope it won't be to hectic. Although I'm your son

Jennifer B. said...

Thanks Toni. You're a lifesaver!

Awww. My own kids are trying to reassure me. Thanks book and bob!

Code Yellow Mom said...

I haven't braved a red-eye yet with my kids, but wow - there is nothing quite as stressful as trying to do the airport with little people.

I second the Benadryl idea. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah said...

Benedryl doesn't work for my toddler. Last year we flew almost every month and each time I came home with a sobbing report of the devastations in the sky.

In November the flight was so bad that the flight attendants took pity on me halfway through the flight and "took her off my hands" for almost an hour while I cried. Could there be any worse kick off to the holidays?

In other words - good luck!

(and thanks for stopping by my site :)

Carrotjello said...

Have fun, and fly safe!

Toni said...


Hope you had a good time!

compulsive writer said...

Hope it's not too late for prayers--you've probably already returned.

I'm terribly afraid of flying, so when I had to do a trans-Atlantic stint to Finland I was all worked up. Fortunately right about that time the movie "Snakes on a Plane" came out. My dear friend ~j over at formerly phread kept reminding me that the worst I needed to worry about were the snakes.

Somehow that distracted me and made me laugh so I made it both ways without my fingernails ever drawing blood in the inside of my husband's hands holding mine.

Hope you had a great trip. And that the flight was uneventful.

Carrotjello said...

Um, are you ever going to return? Are you pulling a C Jane?