Sunday, February 7, 2010

home, home again

well, we survived the trip back home from sarasota. e was a ham on the plane, and thankfully we weren't seated next to anyone who really wanted to be left alone--because that wasn't happening. e targets people in the area and says 'hi' with increasing urgency and frequency until he gets a response. he's not above flinging a hand onto your arm and saying hi really really loudly if more conservative attempts to get a return 'hi' haven't worked out.

the plane ride sucked a little besides the obvious because i'm now home for the duration sans hubby. and traveling alone with the baby inevitably leads to some kind of 'where's the husband type question' usually it came up this way:
well meaning person--where are you flying back from?
me--sarasota. was lovely.
WMP--oh, what were you doing in sarasota?
me--i went to a conference.
WMP--OH, how did the baby do at the conference/who watched the baby during the conference etc.
me--blarg.
don't feel like getting into hubs just left but was around during the conference, but the lie would be so extensive. so i did get into it, and it went fine but was tiring.

tomorrow is back to work and e's first super long day at daycare.
tue he has his 15mos checkup which is good because he's somewhat behind his age peers with both language (one word--'hi' though lots of babbling) and gross motor skills (not standing independently, but will cruise holding onto furniture). it'll be nice to either hear not to worry about it, or get an early intervention referral.

4 comments:

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cowgirltn said...

I pray the next 6 months fly by.

CL said...

what post got banned? I think EZ is perfect but am biased :)

electric_bonzai said...

"hankfully we weren't seated next to anyone who really wanted to be left alone--because that wasn't happening. e targets people in the area and says 'hi' with increasing urgency and frequency until he gets a response. he's not above flinging a hand onto your arm and saying hi really really loudly if more conservative attempts to get a return 'hi' haven't worked out."

Interesting - I just stumbled across this on Google...

Question -

I assume that if you WERE next to someone who really wanted to be left alone, you would make an effort to reign e. in, so that there wouldn't be any unwanted touching?

I am wondering, because as a semi-frequent traveler, I am often in the position of, for multiple reasons, not really wanting to interact with anyone around me,

And, as I am absolutely a *no-touch-zone* person (I can barely tolerate touching form close friends and family)

I am wondering about how in such a situation, one would deal? If for instance if seated next to a child that was very insistent on touching - how one does communicate the "please do not touch me" in such a way that it is comprehendible to a child?