A slight delay…

OK, so, aside from an awesome detour to sample the wares at the legendary Grilled Cheese Truck, we spent all of Saturday packing for our trip to NYC.

And as anyone who has a toddler knows, we travel pretty damn heavy these days. Carseat, stroller, two backpacks, two carry-on bags, two checked bags and Greta’s cute little backpack full of stuffed animals. And I thought we traveled heavy before she came along! Yikes…

Anyway, got all that shit together, hopped in a taxi to the airport Sunday morning — got there on time even! — only to be told by the dude at curbside check-in that our flight had a “slight” three hour delay because of thunderstorms in New York. Grrr…who calls three hours “slight”?! Total suckage!

Surprisingly though, the time sailed by thanks to one glorious invention — and a last-minute addition to our luggage — our amazing, portable DVD player! That thing kept Greta smiling and happy the whole time, and when we finally did get on the plane, she fell into a deep, restful sleep. It was so damn awesome…

She also stayed in her carseat the whole flight and didn’t cry once — which was even more awesome! — so, i just gotta say…if anyone out there ever doubts the value of technology in the toddler years…DON’T! Technology is a parents best friend, amigos, especially when traveling.

All hail, the portable DVD player. Oooo, and those little TV’s in the seats on Jet Blue didn’t hurt either. I got to watch a really juicy  “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” marathon and the time just flew on by. So rad!

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4 responses to “A slight delay…

  1. Our is the DVD players, and Netflix haha! Glad she was good, and time flew by 🙂 Maybe you should have asked him what was a “big” delay haha!

  2. I know! Seriously!! He was so nice though and they gave us free peanuts and drinks and stuff, so, we were happy too!! 🙂

  3. lotsofopinions

    After traveling overseas with a 2yo and a 5yo earlier this summer, I feel qualified to say that a 3-hour delay is NOT a slight delay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In fact, 15 minutes can feel like three hours, easily!

  4. Oh, man…just the words “traveling overseas” are enough! I feel for you!! Five hour flights are just about all we can stomach at this stage… 🙂

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