Wednesday, November 08, 2006
"Killing time"

Oh, yes, we had the privilege of doing that at the Charlotte airport. My typical "modus operandi" is to drive around until whoever is arriving has luggage in hand and waiting at the curb. Joanna was able to persuade me to park, come in and wait for her. That was a guarantee that her plane would be late! The boys did not know until we arrived that their "surprise" was Joanna, and they were thrilled!
Her plane was to arrive at 6:58, and we waltzed in at 6:45. We will not have long to wait, and that is a positive thing because Ethan did not have a good nap. That is what I thought! Time began to lapse, lapse, lapse and lapse. . . There was no info on the board concerning the flight. What would you think when other flights have "on time," "delayed" or at least a stated time next to it? Her flight was the only one in yellow letters with a red square surrounding it. A sure sign to Seth that she was dead. I finally asked and was informed it would be about an hour late. Nice! I brought nothing in the airport but us, camera, phone, wipes and hand sanitizer. It was then my maternal obligation to entertain bored boys. Ethan had a hard time sitting for long stretches of time. The boring solitude of that was disrupted by a sudden bloody nose from the dear boy. After the excitement of that, we began to ride escalators. They were again thrilled! We walked from one end of the airport to the other, counting the big squares on the floor. I believe there are 219.
Joanna finally landed, and we met her at the baggage claim, which had no info concerning her flight's luggage. It never did. So, we sat for another thirty minutes or longer. A lady on the same flight saw some of their items come by on a carousel, so we quickly grabbed everything and left.
We were then faced with an 85 mile drive back home and a stop at Walmart for groceries. I found myself in bed around 1 in the morning. Consequently, I am tired and crabby today. Yes, I was already having to apologize by 8:30 :-) My nice mother sent Take 5 candy bars to me, so that should do some cheering!

  posted at 10:21 AM  

At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like my week. I'm starting to wonder if I should just wear a big button that reads, "I'm sorry!"

At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eech! Waiting at an airport with two small boys. Eech!


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