Holiday Travel

September 18, 2013

Holiday travel is always an ominous experience. But venturing out this past Labor Day had a new variable added to it. My husband and I welcomed a baby boy into this world in May, and this would be his first excursion onto a plane.  
We had no idea what to expect, but to our credit, it seemed like we were prepared for any situation or obstacle that presented itself. When we got to Midway Airport in Chicago to come home after a long, exhausting weekend, and we just wanted to sit down and wait for our plane. But not only were there absolutely no seats, floor space was at a premium and only the heavy traffic areas were available. Without even blinking, we walked up to our gate and put our Monkey Mat down, which was perfect for the impromptu bottle feeding our baby boy demanded! Not only were we getting inquiring glances from the seated passengers who were waiting, but also the people who were walking off the plane that had just arrived to take us home. We were all extremely comfortable on the spacious mat, and in my opinion looked like a happy, healthy, resourceful family.

Holiday travel is always an ominous experience. But venturing out this past Labor Day had a

new variable added to it. My husband and I welcomed a baby boy into this world in May, and

this would be his first excursion onto a plane. We had no idea what to expect, but to our credit,

it seemed like we were prepared for any situation or obstacle that presented itself. When we

got to Midway Airport in Chicago to come home after a long, exhausting weekend, and we just

wanted to sit down and wait for our plane. But not only were there absolutely no seats, floor

space was at a premium and only the heavy traffic areas were available. Without even blinking,

we walked up to our gate and put our Monkey Mat down, which was perfect for the impromptu

bottle feeding our baby boy demanded! Not only were we getting inquiring glances from the

seated passengers who were waiting, but also the people who were walking off the plane that

had just arrived to take us home. We were all extremely comfortable on the spacious mat, and

in my opinion looked like a happy, healthy, resourceful family.


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