Archive for July, 2007

Bye, bye plane

July 12, 2007

It’s a bit surprising, seeing as Kate and I are seasoned world travelers, but we’ve never taken a plane trip with Ruby.  We’re thinking of remedying that this summer with a trip down to California or Mexico, but stories like this give me pause:

A passenger on a Continental ExpressJet flight from Houston to Oklahoma City says she was removed from the flight because her toddler would not stop repeating the phrase, “Bye, bye plane.”

Almost as disturbing to me as the removal is that the flight attendant seemed to have an expectation that all young travelers should be knocked unconcious prior to flight:

Penland told the flight attendant that Garron would fall asleep soon enough. Penland told Eyewitness News, “She said, ‘It doesn’t matter. Regardless, I don’t want to hear it.’ And she said it’s called baby Benadryl and (made a drinking motion.) And I said, ‘Well, I’m not going to drug my child so you have a pleasant flight.'”

On a related note, yesterday Ruby spent an hour walking around the backyard saying “bicycle” over and over and over.  And it was TOTALLY FAWKIN’ CUTE!