Thursday, January 17, 2013

After a LONG CRAZY flight, we made it to Texas...

So after a not so fun New Years Eve, we got to get packed for our Disney Cruise (we had only 1 1/2 days to be exact). When we arrived to the airport, the kids were surprised to learn that their cousin jaylee and her family was also joining us. I think they may have even been more excited about this than the cruise itself. Normally I wouldn't give all the details of a flight as it can tend to be rather boring, but not this flight. We got on the flight and once we were all seated, there was a bit of a stall. We got seated and right away the girl behind us starts cussing a storm. Then she proceeds to tell the person next to her how she hates kids (great, do you realize you our sort of surrounded by them and THEIR PARENTS right now?). She was probably in her early 20's and extremely immature. Finally the plane took off and I was hoping the girl would shut up all ready, but she didn't and I was seriously trying to keep my mouth shut. Addie was in her own world and luckily wasn't paying attention and Matt and Tate were across from us so they didn't get the earful. Basically the cussing, complaining and children hating comments went on the entire flight, ugh. As the flight got further along my adorable little niece along with another baby started to get a little cranky. Because we sat on the plane so long, before it took off and got such a late start, it was starting to get really late for the little ones. From there a crying fest began. Before long you started getting some nasty comments from other passengers regarding the crying. Now, as a mother, I know there is only so much you can do for a crying infant. I felt bad for the parents and the poor kids not being able to figure out how to rest in such a strange moving device (plane). Can crying get annoying and/or frustrating? Yes, but when you know you are going to be sharing a plane with other people, your bound to get a baby, fussy toddler or more. That's a risk you are taking. Also you have to understand, that babies aren't purposely trying to ruin your flight, they don't know any better. At one point the crying stopped, then some irritated man started doing some LOUD fake cry. Im assuming it was to just get his frustration out. Well that was stupid because then he woke or startled the kids who were crying and it started again. Finally the plane landed and of course you get the smart remarks about how they can't wait to get off the plane, from several people not just the annoying girl behind me. Suddenly the intercom came on to inform us that there was an issue with the gate and we would have to wait... First the girl behind me starts to complain even more than this grown man starts yelling. He was yelling extremely loud saying how parents need to get their kids to shut up and he needs to get off this plane now, etc, etc. He was starting to go crazy. Then the girl stared join in as well as others. I seriously felt like we were on a plane of children haters even though our kids were quiet the whole time, it made me nervous. The plane then informed us of a further delay and we ended up having to sit on the plane for about an 1 1/2 hours. During this time, crazy man called the airlines and started threatening to blow up the plane if they didn't let him off and went on and on and on. And lets not forget about annoying girl behind me. I had it and turned around and said, " It's not like the babies can help it. But your acting worse than them....". I didn't get crazy man to shut up, but I got annoying girl to. then she also sudden changed her tone to point out how crazy the guys was and how he needs to get over it, yadda yadda yadda. At one point a female passenger who was sitting by the crazy guy, got up and walked to the front of the plane and said she could sit next to this guys anymore. The plane finally pulled into the gate, but then informed we had to all had to stay seated while they dealt with a situation. Of course we knew what the situation was, the crazy man threatening to blow the plane up. So now we had to wait for airline security to take this man off the plane. But it doesn't end there. Now a 2nd crazy man starts yelling at the flight attendants and saying how he is scared for his life and how they are holding him on the plane against his will and they are like kidnapping him and better let him off. So the babies were still crying but watching these grown men act this way was so much more ridiculous. I seriously wanted to hold my children close to protect them from all the crazies. Finally, security showed up. by then Crazy #1 shut his mouth and pretended to sleep. They took him off the plane and finally we could all get off as well. Seriously, Maybe this guy had an awful flight, but because of him we had to stay on 45 min. more. I couldn't believe how many people were still irritated more with the babies than this grown man, but whatever. We made it to Texas, phew! Since the plane was super late, our shuttle from the hotel was no longer running so we had to find a cab. We got one, but of course we got the driver who payed no attention as to where we were going or his way around his own city, but we made it. The next day we would get on The disney Cruise ship.