Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. If you haven't already done so, please stow your carry-on luggage underneath the seat in front of you or in an overhead bin. Or, better yet, feel free to just get rid of your baggage. Don't let your tough childhood or your current hardships weigh you down. My name is Chrissy and I'm your chief attendant flying on Life Airlines, non-stop to Heaven. Flight times will be different for each one of us, so please, make your own flight count. Try not to compare your flight to others. If it starts to feel too hard or too long, break your journey down into days...even minutes if that is what works best for you.
We will be crossing zones filled with turbulence and storms. If the Captain turns on the Fasten Seat Belt sign, please return to your seats and keep your seat belt fastened. It's okay to be scared, that's the only way to also be brave. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Try not to overthink or question the turbulence, just ride it through. It will all work out in the end. It always does. We will also be going through areas free of turbulence, with clear and smooth flying and beatiful views. Don't forget to take it all in.
Yes, the bathrooms are tiny, the windows are small, the air is stale and the food is mediocre. Pay no attention to that because you will miss out on the good. You are surrounded by amazing people, you get to relax, and you are on an incredible machine that can take you anywhere in the world you want to go.
Oxygen and air pressure are always being monitored. In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.
I'm so glad you're here! It was just about the time I become a horrible mother, I said to Liv the sitter when she arrived earlier this evening.
The husband travels for work a few days every week and the bewitching hours are often absolutely unbearable. I know in advance that I don't have it in me this week- so I asked for help. I put the oxygen mask on me so I can be the best Mom I can. At times I have to remind myself- Chrissy, you come first.
One day I realized that I couldn't change the fact that my sons have Autism, so I decided instead that I would just have to change the world. And I am. And it's much easier than being angry about autism daily. We have our moments, but they are only moments...not forevers. And you are here helping to change the world just by reading and by sharing. Thank you.
If its not too soon, I'd like to say I love you.
I want to change hearts and minds, two eyes at a time. I want to start a revolution of awareness and goodness. The world needs it. I think this world needs LESS Weiners and MORE Franks. What do you think?
I went to physical therapy this morning to help with a chronic headache. Shoulders up to my ears, stress, Life. You know the drill. After I checked in I was given my chart to carry to the back. I saw a post it hanging out of mine, so of course I read it.
And I couldn't stop laughing. At my last Doctor's appointment, the physician recommended this specific Physical Therapy office. He called while I was there to make sure I could be seen by one therapist in particular. Doc said, I have a patient right here, and I don't think she'd mind if I described her as an active, Type A, busy Mom of two. She has a packed schedule but is willing to do the work. He was correct, I didn't mind at all being described that way, I'm often quite proud of my Type A-ness. (Uh oh, don't say that last word out loud). But seeing it in my chart really made me laugh.
I always drive the bus. I could blame it on autism- but the fact is- I was the bus driver well before I even had children. I'm picky, I'm a pain in the ass, I'm particular. I won't ask you to do it because I need it done exactly the way I need it done and instead of explaining it to you- it's just easier for me to do it myself... I say to justify my actions. Sometimes I ask Michael to do something, and by the time I'm done explaining EXACTLY how it needs to go down- he is still just sitting there, not even in a little bit of a hurry. So I go do it myself because he already took too long.
Despite being a Monday, today Everything was my favorite. Taking the boys to Speech Therapy is something I honestly look forward to. It's exciting. You never ever know when a milestone is just around the corner.
Today Greyson got to learn how to drive the bus. Just like his Mom.
And today after almost 4 months of potty training... Four months of on the potty practically every single hour... 4 months of a zillion accidents (please pause now for a moment of silence to feel sorry for me) Greyson had an insanely amazing day on the pot. All day long when he had to go, he would just go into the restroom ALL ON HIS OWN. No accidents. I couldn't believe my eyes. I would see him dart in there and I would hold my breath in silence. Hopeful.
Now those of you living with Autism (heck- or a toddler) know that this could be the new normal, or just a day that things were easy and good. Either way, it's all gonna be okay.
Headed to bed to reality-tv and refuel.
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