26 July 2009

Journey: First Leg

You know how you prepare meticulously for something and only to have your plan thwarted at the last minute? Well, for weeks, I had put together activity books, toys, stickers, rub art, puzzles, etc. for the kids to take on the plane. We were going to be on a 12-hour plane ride and I needed all the help I could get to keep them occupied.

In the mad rush to get to the airport on time, we left behind Josh's Trunki, where I had packed all the plane goodies. We'd debated having the taxi turn around and go back, but we were already quite far, so we decided to just buy a few things at the airport instead.

Thankfully, we made it through the flight and it went better than I'd anticipated given that we didn't have the original plane goodies that I'd prepared.


To get to the airport, we had to go through a couple of tunnels and a big suspension bridge. As we got inside the first tunnel, Zoë announced, "No like tunnels." We asked why and she said, "'Cos dark-dark." At which point, Josh, who was sitting next to her, reached over and told her, ""You scared, Zoë? Here, hold my hand, okay?" She did and they held hands until we came out of the tunnel. When we got to the bridge, Zoë just reached over and grabbed Josh's hand and said, "Hold hands me, okay, KoKo?"

I melted.


Aunt LoLo said...

AWWWWW...that is just about the sweetest thing!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awww, they SO like each other. That is so sweet. Josh is the greatest big brother.

Wanda said...

Ohh...I just melted too. What a beautiful vision - your two little ones - so sensitive. How touching.

Glad the plane ride went well - despite the lack of well-prepared toys and activites.

Enjoy your vacation!!


Theta Mom said...

How adorable is that? I'm with you with planning the "activity bag." Anytime I've been on a plane, tha seems to be my saving grace. Glad to know that although you didn't have it, it all worked out! :)

Dawn (dandy) said...

You really can't write things like that when I'm so hormonal! I need a tissue.

So sweet. ~sniffle~

Jana said...

what sweet babies!! mine arent quite so attentive to eachother. I have totally forgotten the "keep the plane ride sane" bag before too! it made me fume a little. But there is gonna be all kinds of fun planned ahead when you get back home!!

Gloria said...

I think my womb just kicked me in protest...it wants to be filled after reading your post. Sniff.

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