Dear Sophie, One year ago today, I was in labor with you (please see last year's 8/15 entry for all the gory details), and then I welcomed you into the world. We first got to know each other during late night feedings and watching the Olympic Games. You kept your light eyes, and your hair got lighter. You loved your brother instantly, and bonded with your Daddy after he passed your crying test. You've learned to eat solid food, sit up, crawl, bear crawl, and walk. You love bath time, music class, and your frog lovey. You're not easily impressed, but you're a shameless flirt. Both skills will serve you well later in life. I hope you enjoyed your family time, party, and dinner today. I know you liked the cake (as any daughter of mine should)! I am so proud of you and I know you will do great things! Love, Mommy
I have never been afraid of flying, even with my child, until I heard about passengers being trapped on planes for hours at a time. This is the latest instance, and I am infuriated.
1 - Why didn't the passengers do something? Ideas for things to do include: a - call the airline b - call a family member c - call the police d - fake a heart attack e - fake an asthma attack
2 - Why didn't the employees do something? Ideas for things to do include: a - open a door b - go against 'orders/protocol/etc' and get the passengers out in a safe manner
3 - How is this even allowed to happen? When did we stop caring about how we treat others? What if the airline president's mother/father/spouse/child had been on that plane? Or better yet, the airline president him/herself?
Within all the 'rules' we have forgotten how to be human, how to show a little compassion and decency toward another.