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Daughter back

My daughter is back from Denmark. Husband and I went to pick her up at JFK. The airport was huge and surreal, as usual. We seemed to be standing there forever, watching the wrong people stream by with luggage. Strangest of all, a group of professional wrestlers. (John Cena, Big Show, some others.) I am not into that, but husband is. He thought it was neat to see them. Some other people asked for autographs and were refused.

I found myself thinking how it would be to be a 7 foot man, cramped and sticky and tired, flying into a city for work. I am sure that they just wanted to find a cab, their hotel with a bathtub. Then I started thinking a 7 foot, 500 lb man probably cannot fit in a bathtub. And a regular shower-head would be at armpit height. As a 5'4 woman I will never have this problem, but it made me wonder.

So we stood there, and eventually the kids came out of the tunnel thing. Daughter seemed very poised and grown-up. Her words all tumbling as she told us everything. She really had a wonderful time. She is out now catching up with neighborhood friends. Life is back to normal, and I don't have this hanging over me. It is done.

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anteros_lmc
Jun. 11th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Great to hear daughter has arrived home safely and enjoyed her trip. I was thinking of you over the weekend and wondering if she was home. You must be very glad she's back :)

As a 5'4 woman I will never have this problem, but it made me wonder.
When I used to do a lot of long haul flights I was eternally grateful that I am short enough to fold my self up reasonably comfortably into even the smallest airline seat! It also made me wonder how others endure the discomfort though.

I'm just back from a meeting in England. Three hours on the train there and four hours back. Not exactly long haul but enough of a drag!
esmerelda_t
Jun. 11th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, I feel rather sorry for the wrestlers!

Am glad your daughter had a good time, hope it's the first of many such trips for her!
eglantine_br
Jun. 11th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
She is 14, she is old enough to be a midshipman. Those mothers must have been consumed with worry all the time.

But the tension is still there, between keeping them 'safe' and letting them out to have adventures. I try to err on the adventures side.
nodbear
Jun. 12th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I am sure erring on the adventure side is what will be treasured later

am so glad she had such a good time
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