Next, a survey.
I've decided to take these rugrats to Texas for short visit. I'm equal parts excited and full of dread, in my always-over-analyze-and-worry-excessively-for-no-reason kind of way. Excited to see our families and excited to go somewhere warm, and excited to eat sour cream chicken enchiladas with queso verde sauce and excited to be able to buy beer in grocery store.
I'm dreading going through the security line with two children. I'm dreading trying to figure out how to deal with a preschooler who needs to go potty while the baby is screaming the plane is about to land. I'm dreading schlepping all the crap around and I'm dreading packing. I'm dreading the possibility of everything being exhausting and wearing me out.
So. On that note. I have two choices on which flight to take. Which of these two scenarios seems least likely to make me want to stab my own eyes out with an airplane seatbelt?
1. We go to the airport with John at the ass-crack of dawn. We would have to leave home at some ungodly hour, like 4 a.m. He has to report earlier than our flight. So, we would have to sit around the airport for three hours before leaving on our flight. But, our flight would be in the morning and we'd arrive in Austin before noon. We'd be travelling during the best behaved hours of the day. The flight would also be really empty.
2. We leave on an afternoon flight that is during naptime. No long wait at the airport, but travelling during crank(ier) hours, especially with no nap, and spending the entire day shuffling around here getting ready when we could already be in Austin.
Both flights will be about four hours in the air. Which would you do? Sit at the airport for three hours early in the morning? Or go during naptime? (Or, option three: tell me to quit worrying and just get on a damn plane and quit being so freaking NEUROTIC all the time what is my problem don't forget to pack the hand sanitizer geez holy shit!)