We got to the long term parking lot at the airport and loaded onto the empty shuttle bus to the terminal. The bus made 2 more stops filling the bus. At the last stop, on a bus full of people, Zachary looks outside and declares for all to hear, "Oh No, 2 more people?" To which my wife and I are instantly embarrassed and the rest of the bus cracks up. One man said to him, "Well you just said what we were all thinking." To which Z replies, "See Mommy and Daddy, I can make adults laugh," which brought on more laughter. This effectively negated our previous week's life lesson about his feeble attempts to make adults laugh can come off as rude so he needs to stop trying. So much for that teachable moment.
When we got on the airplane, I ended up sitting by the window with Nate next to me and strange man next to him and across the aisle, Drew, Lindsey and then Zachary by the other window. The seating arrangements are important because during half the flight, Drew and Nate kept passing things across the stranger to each other. To the point where he had given up leaning back and started helping them pass to one another. And Nate with his iPod (i.e. distractibility device) was not content to just play a game. No, he had to put on "Party Rockin'" by LMFAO, sung by the Chipmunks, on repeat for the entire first hour of the flight. I apologized to the stranger before, after and multiple times during the flight. But he was super nice and got a big kick out of Nate so it was ok.
But after a 2.5 hour plane trip we finally made it!
See how happy we are and full of wonder and excited about the things to come? This is how you can tell who are the people arriving at Orlando and the people leaving Orlando. There is a visual and unmistakable difference between the 2.
The Joyful and Tired Dad