Traveling with anyone gives you a great sense of how you relate to them…
When M and I traveled together for the first time, I knew immediately we were destined for marriage…
(ha! Just kidding!! I think I was all annoyed at him for something. So nothing has really changed since then. However, we travel really well together)
When Mum and I went to Kyoto for a wee trip (and actually the whole time she stayed with me in Japan, it was the same deal. We had no problems that we couldn’t resolve) We travel well together too.
We had never traveled seriously with Little Man before and, as we were soon to discover, traveling with children is interesting.
Our flight to Vancouver was a 2-parter, Orlando to Chicago/Chicago to Vancouver.
Part One: Disaster
Involving screaming, screaming, screaming. Break. (Involving eating). Screaming, screaming, screaming. Deplane.
It. Was. AWFUL.
Part Two: Tsunami
Waves and waves of screaming/quiet, screaming/quiet. AWFUL. This went on for 3 hours.
In the Customs lineup, someone from our flight leaned over the railing in front of us and said “He didn’t really sleep that much, did he?”. Um, no. No he didn’t. Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn’t noticed at all.
In between the bouts of screaming and sleep were these rather interesting moments, where V was assessing the cabin. He likes to make eyecontact with everyone and when he does he breaks out into the hugest, most flirtatious smile you have ever seen. Those big brown eyes of his are so engaging…
So full of charm, in fact, that one Flight Attendant declared that we might be related as V apparently looked just like her brother, and she doted on him the entire flight. Her co-worker declared him to be “The Cutest Baby I have Ever Seen” (and, she also said, ‘I have seen a lot’). Of course M and I soaked this all up… (and might have preened a little as well).
And it went on and on… People…. well, women really, peering around corners and stating that he was gorgeous. That he was flirting with them. And just giggling inanely and waving like idiots….
And this is when I got the first inkling that I might have given birth to a future heart-throb…..
Right now it is adorable. Charming. Makes my heart burst… 15 years from now? It will probably make my heart break.