September 8, 2007

PHEW....we made it!!

Shalom my good friends :)

Oh my god... I do NOT recommend travelling for 18 hours with 2 kids under 3. I just would NOT do it if there was any other choice :) It was hell, but it's over, we made it, and I just woke up from a 12 hour sleep and feel half human again :)

A few things I observed along the way:

1) When taking off and landing, I looked/felt like a bowl of jello... meaning that EVERYTHING was jiggling. It would be comical if not so sad and pathetic :) I snuck a look at my husband, and yes he was vibrating from the movement, but I didn't see any jiggling. Will not be taking a movie of me during takeoff or landing anytime soon :)

2) The best way to stay awake for 18 hours of flying and hanging out in airports?? EAT!! Mix it with a few diet cokes and you're laughing.... sometimes hysterical (as in out of your mind), but it DOES do the trick.... just keep stuffing your body with food and it won't realize that you haven't slept in 2 days. Bottom line: my choices were not always healthy, and I gave myself license to eat whatever was around because of the sometimes stressful circumstances. It's done, and I'm not apologizing for it - I deserved (with a capital D) that bag of chips!

3) Taking 10 hours to watch ONE movie in 5 minute increments is not my idea of a good time.

4) 12 hour flights suck.

5) Getting off a plane wearing a hoodie because your white T-shirt (why oh why did I wear a white t-shirt?!!) is covered in baby food, baby barf and drool, and having 35 degrees of humidity punch you in the face is also not fun. Instant sweat-o-rama.... thankfully I had thought to bring an extra shirt to change into - I hope the inlaws appreciated it! (On a side note here, I would have changed into the extra shirt ON the plane, but even going to the bathroom in one of those coffins is a frustrating experience when you're fat; using it as a changing room may have sent me over the edge.)

So there you have it. Jiggling, eating, praying that my 11 month old would JUST STOP SCREAMING AND FALL ASLEEP ALREADY!!!!!, chugging diet cokes like they were the last drink on earth, not sleeping and capping it all off with buckets of sweat. That was my last 2 days. Hoping the next 30 will be better and will be trying NOT to think about trip home :)

Shalom out.


Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Wow. Sounds like fun... Yah, I'm pretty sure I'm glad I WASN'T there!

Thanks for the suggestion about gnawing my arm off... I can always count on you to come up with the best solutions... That one in particular would serve two purposes... I'd lose the weight of that extra arm, AND I'd have a little high protein snack while I was at it. You are just the smartest girl in the WORLD! What would I do without you?

By the way- my husband used to worked for Winterstieger... ALL Germans. And when they were in Europe, guess what they spoke 24-7. Yup, you guessed it- German. Since he only speaks English, it was a real riot for him. Hang in there and have a few baked goods for me!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Come back to blogland, or at least pretend you're back by posting more often... that just might work... Come on, the inlaws can wait. But I... WELL I NEED you here! I want to hear all about your goings on in the foreign land and all the delicious foreign foods you're eating...