Saturday, January 17, 2009


On our flight to Prague, everything actually worked out pretty well for our flights, luggage, etc. We did have an incident on the escalator as we were leaving the airport in Prague. Maddie was really tired and she and Isabel got scared and refused to get on. The problem was, I was carrying all the bags and pushing Jacob in the stroller at the end of the line. Philip was carrying three rolling suitcases and neither one of us could help them. We "encouraged" them verbally to just GOOOO! But to no avail. There was a little nudging and more "encouraging" at which point Philip finally had to throw all the suitcases down and dive over them to catch Maddie and Isabel both as they began to tumble head first down the escalator. He caught them by the back of the neck and stood them up. At which point he was too far down to retrieve the suitcases he had dropped back up at the top. So, he rode down with them, stuck them at the bottom and told them not to move (gently and lovingly I am sure) while I stayed at the top with Jacob and the bags. Madeline is crying so loudly at this point that I am sure the entire airport can hear her. He then had to climb the stairs to come back up and get everything. Needless to say, everyone was a little upset and shall we say....grumpy? It took a while to get Maddie to stop crying, but we survived and made it out with all of our luggage and our body parts.


Philip said...

I was the one screaming on our trip through Prague. They actually called our name and said "We are going to offload your luggage." I laughed out loud and though about how long that would take. We checked 14! Welcome to the Czech!

Vicki said...

I am so glad to find your blog via Philip's FB. I will look forward to reading all about your new adventures.

Anonymous said...

did this dive require any rib manipulation afterwards?