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And We’re Off to L.A.!

Want to know how to get up at 2:30 a.m. and feel completely refreshed for your 5:40 a.m. flight?

Step 1: Eat a large plate of pasta. My pasta du jour was ravioli.

Step 2: Take a long hot shower.

Step 3: Take a sleeping pill at 4 p.m.

Step 4: Fall asleep at 6:30 p.m. and stay asleep.

And folks, that is exactly what I did. There was no way in hell I would have gotten so much sleep without forced sleep and I would do it again in a heart beat.


Security with children is both amazing and stressful. Amazing because my oldest was handed a gigantic TSA APPROVED, laminated sign and we got to skip some of the line. It was stressful because we used about 10 totes. I felt really bad because some how, my jacket made it on top of someone’s wallet. For the next 30 minutes, I heard the poor guy’s name being paged. If that guy went on his trip without his wallet because of me, I’m going to feel like a real ass hole.

Southwest Airlines

Love the cheap prices and the free baggage. Hate no assigned seats. I got up yesterday at 4 a.m. to check in and ensure a good boards spot. We got around 54A. Not bad. Regardless, this is how I feel when lining up:

So now we sit on our flight as I type this. I was fortunate enough not to have anyone sitting in front of me as the couple in the row ahead chose the window and middle seat. They did however immediately recline their chairs, causing my sons to have less room. Look, I NEVER recline my seat. Our living space for the next 4 hours is the size of our pantry and taking away just 3″ is down right rude. Anyway, that’s all I have to report.

P.S. Let’s take a vote on which of us 3 will spill the drink first on the plane first. We’ve already spilt Skittles and I figure, why stop there?


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21 thoughts on “And We’re Off to L.A.!

  1. I HATE peoples who recline their seats. I think it’s only forgivable if a) they have really long legs & reclining their seat somehow gives them slightly more room (not sure if it does though) b) they have a sleeping baby or child lying on top of them. Other than that, sit upright like the rest of us!

    1. Oh yeah, these ass holes reclined their seat the minute they were allowed. That’s ok, C has managed to lock and unlock the tray behind his seat about 15 times as well as kick the seat twice. That recline does NOTHING for the comfort!!! We haven’t spilled anything yet so thats good at least.

      1. Haha! It’s a bloody nightmare. I always took it personally when people reclined their seats. I’m a mere 5’4″ and people will look behind their seats, take one look at me and must think “she’s got plenty of room, I can recline my seat”. But I guess it’s not just short arses that this happens to! What a nightmare for you!

  2. Ugh – people reclining their chairs on airplanes is just plain rude!! I always try to get an emergency row seat if it’s not any extra money. That way I don’t have anyone in front of me to take away my space hehe.

    Safe travels darling! Can’t wait to hear about your trip when you get back.

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