My apologies to the passengers of Southwest flight 3190 (SLC to Chicago-Midway). Yes, the child who screamed the entire time is my child. I know that she seemed unreasonable and spoiled every time she yelled, "no, no, no!" I know that my husband and I appeared incompetent. I'm sure that your flight was exhausting. In fact, someone watching us all deplane at the gate queried, "why is everyone heaving a sigh when they get off this flight." My simple answer is: "Eden."
Here is the thing though, my daughter is usually a very good traveler. This time however, she was sick*. I tried to reschedule** things so that we wouldn't have to fly while she was feeling so poorly, but that didn't work out.
So that you can have a more accurate image of my sweet, good, daughter, here are some pictures of just how cute and sweet she is.
Eden and her cousin Brinley were excellent little lambs
(although having played the role of Mary earlier, one little lamb kept wanting to hold baby Jesus).
You'll notice that the lamb has a pet kitty - naturally!
When she finally got to the doctor (after we got home) Eden was so lethargic.
She even fell asleep during the exam. It was seriously so sad to see her feeling so sick. So sweet!
*Phil took her to the doctor when we got home and she had an ear infection, terrible congestion, and phlegm in her lung. No wonder she screamed with the pressurization of air travel. Now, don't you feel badly for judging her?
**We had to get home because Phil had a chemo treatment scheduled for the next day. I called to try to reschedule it. I told them they needed to get back with me before 11:00 or we'd have to be on the plane. When we got to Midway I had a message (left at 2:30) that they had rescheduled the chemo treatment. Nice, but it didn't really solve my problem of not wanting to make my sick baby travel. It has worked out ok though because then I got sick and Phil has had to be primary caregiver all week so it is a good thing he isn't hooked up to a tube of poison.