You know how people in most situations are assholes, but then a specific circumstance will occur that will make them act 5000x nicer and more accommodating than normal? For example, the Jersey City Starbucks baristas are assholes. Seriously. They are not friendly, they do not care if you are a regular customer or a first time customer, they just want to do their job and go home. However, they love babies. You bring in a baby and they are giving free drinks, gushing over your babies’ cheeks, and are beyond friendly…
Traveling with Kinsey to Colorado is just like my trips to Starbucks.
I was so stressed out you guys. I had worked up about 20 different scenarios of how things were going to go, all of them ending badly. But, so far (I’m in mid flight), NONE OF THEM ARE HAPPENING.
I got to security and realized that I forgot to put my personal liquids in a ziploc. Kinsey’s bottle was fine, but I had Chapstick, lip gloss, hand sanitizer, and a huge container of baby butt cream. I pulled it all out and said to the guy “I’m so sorry, I forgot a bag so here is everything you have to throw away.” He SMILED, and said “nope, it’s all for the baby, I won’t take it” Now, he knows that babies’ don’t wear lip gloss but let me keep it anyway.
I got to my gate and the counter guy came to my seat and brought tags for my stroller. I didn’t even have to move. I get on the plane, the flight attendant says “honey, you can have this whole row of seats. I’ll strap your car seat in for you! Do you need to use the restroom? I can watch her or hold her for you?” I’m in disbelief right now. I was feeding Kinsey and the male flight attendant came over and packed up my bags and put them under the seat, then came back when we were in the air and pulled them back up on the seat next to me again.
Babies are your ticket to kindness people. Under normal circumstances, TSA are total buttheads, and generally speaking, flight attendants are annoyed with you if you don’t follow the rules. But, I’m being treated like a celebrity…a celebrity with a baby…like Victoria freaking Beckham!
Side note: Kinsey is sleeping soundly. I am totally winning right now.