Seat 3F Will Never Be The Same

If you follow me on Instagram, you got a couple sneak peeks into a last-minute trip Mike, Eli and I took to get out of the frozen tundra that is our backyard. Of course, Mother Nature decided to release its death grip on Minnesota while we were gone and it ended up being 40 degrees at home, but 40 doesn't give you a tan, so it was still pretty amazing to spend a few days in Florida soaking up the sun. 

Including this trip, Eli's been on an airplane four times, and all told, he's done really well - until this last one. You know that feeling when you KNOW you love your child deep, deep down, but for some reason you're just not able to drum it up in the moment? You look at them and say, "I know I love you but I just can't remember why right now..."

Yeah, that's how I felt at the end of the flight.

Please let me explain my cold-hearted ways. First off, it's important that you know that Mike and I were unable to sit together on the plane, and Mike wasn't able to hold Eli at all because he was seated in an exit row. Also, this flight was right in the middle of Eli's afternoon nap. That right there should tell you everything you need to know. But if you need a bit more explanation, please take a look at the photo below:



Please notice:
  1. Eli's diaper. Not a brand we purchase - nothing against the brand (I actually have no idea what brand it is) but it is evidence of the fact that Eli pooped four times on a three hour plane ride. FOUR TIMES. A STINKY AND NOISY FOUR TIMES. So stinky and noisy that people turned around and waved the air under their nose and I had to apologize for him. Apparently I forgot to pack enough diapers for my son's high functioning plumbing. I only had three. Thankfully there was an extra nice family sitting behind me that generously handed one over when I looked at them in desperation - and when they smelled Eli. Nobody wanted that stench to stick around.
  2. What appears to be puke on my shirt. I assure you it is not. It's an entire blueberry banana squeezy pouch of baby food that Eli squeezed all over me, the blanket you see bundled up in the bag and his jeans and onesie. Hence the fact that he's half naked. 
  3. Eli's flat hair. I don't think he's ever had flat hair in his life. So if you've ever wondered how much less cute he'd be without his hair, well, the answer is at least 20 percent. You know things are really bad when Eli has flat hair. 
  4. Eli's thoughtful, pensive face which is actually disguising a crazed, sleep-deprived, temperamental child that wants to make sure all 250 passengers know that, NO HE WILL NOT NAP ON MOM. ONLY HIS SLEEP OASIS THAT IS HIS NURSERY WILL DO. THE INDIGNITY.
  5. Not pictured: My brain, sanity and self-worth which were left on the plane in seat 3F. 
For the first 15 minutes after we got off the plane I told Mike not to speak to me. And Eli not to look at me (that one didn't really work out). After about 10 minutes, Mike turned to me and said, "I know that was terrible, but you can at least thank Eli for some good blog content."

Yeah Mike, at least I have good blog content.

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14 comments:

  1. I'm glad the mess on your shirt was a squeeze pouch, my first thought is that it was from one of those 4 stinkies! Hopefully all the sunshine was worth, what sounds like the longest flight of your life. Glad you guys got away!

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  2. Oh man, that thought definitely makes me feel better! The sun was DEFINITELY worth it. Always is. :)

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  3. Echo (The Mad Mommy)February 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    YAY for good blog content! At least you made it! Were you back in time to get snowed in?

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  4. FOUR TIMES IN THREE HOURS!?!?!?!? Thanks for the laugh!

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  5. YES. It was like he was a newborn again! And I should add - seat 3F is a WINDOW seat and the man next to me had a broken leg. Suffice it to say it was a show every time we had to get up.

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  6. You're right - that's the important thing - we made it! And yes, it was before the snow thankfully!

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  7. Those bibs are the cutest! I love the chevron one with the red tie :)

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  8. Jenny Banian MassabkiFebruary 22, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I love the mealtime bib with a tie! Would love to see my little man in that!

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  9. I'd get the mealtime bib in chevron tie.

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  10. i love the diaper pouch! we have our first cruise (with a baby) coming up and i think it'd be so handy!

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  11. oh i totally love this!!!!

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  12. I might get the
    Denim Wildflower Diaper Pouch.

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  13. I would definitely get some bibs and the diaper pouch...and a pacifier clip...and a blanket...oh, well probably just all of it! Loving the blog Laura!

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  14. bag of blocks

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