Thursday, July 24, 2008

"I hit the Van Wyck"

Questions. Have you ever been stuck in Van Wyck Expressway traffic on your way to JFK airport?Have you ever been at fault for your child's disappointment? Have you seen the look of complete sorrow run across your child's face? Has your child ever dramatically said to you "I know you tried the best you could Mommy." with a tear running down their cheek? Unfortunately I have. And it is no fun.
Emme was supposed to be in Utah today, having a blast with Grandma and enjoying all of the pioneer day festivities. But she's not. Instead she's here. In Connecticut. With me. 
Emme's plane to Utah left last night at 7:31 pm without Emme on it. 
We were late arriving to JFK airport in NYC last night and just barely missed her flight. She was so upset, but handled it very well. I, on the other hand was in panic mode. I called the airline to reschedule, but it was going to cost $800 to get her on another flight this week. Ouch. That's a lot of money, you know. 
Luckily, my Mom can be a very scary lady when she wants to be. She called the same airline to reschedule and she got Emme on a flight this Friday, free of charge. Thanks Mom. 
Lets hope I can get her to JFK on time this Friday. What are the odds of missing two flights in a row, I wonder?...

5 comments:

Grandma Gerri said...

None cause you're going to go early, Right?

Grandma Gerri said...

If I'm so scary why is it, I can't scare you or your kids? I know a have a couple of friends that said I scared them till they got to know me. I don't mean to be scary most of the time anyway. How a 5'1*3/4" old woman can be intimidating is beyond me.

april said...

this happend to pat (and evan) in march. he thought he left with plenty of time, but you easily forget how time-consuming that JFK drive is.

sorichfamily said...

good effort...next time, i KNOW you'll be early! that's just the kind of girl you are!

Amanda L. said...

I'm so sorry! This just broke my heart! Getting to NYC can always be so tricky with the traffic..you just never know. At least she can get there soon! She's such a big girl.