A Successful Flight | Toddling Through the Silicon Valley | Cheryl Bac | Almanac Online |

Local Blogs

Toddling Through the Silicon Valley

By Cheryl Bac

E-mail Cheryl Bac

About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

View all posts from Cheryl Bac

A Successful Flight

Uploaded: Jun 16, 2015
Recently I took my first flight alone with two little ones. We went on vacation to see a bunch of relatives. Even though our son has flown many times, I was quite nervous about the flight.

Luckily our son loves all things transportation, so the airport and airplane were like two big toy stores for him. Not only did he see a line of taxis but he took the elevator, saw many conveyor belts, watched the AirTrain and saw planes taking off. And our daughter was also content. She enjoys being in a front carrier and her eyes widened as she saw all of the airport's and airplane's new sites.

When we boarded the Southwest flight I found two seats for us. Almost immediately a woman nearby took one look at us and quickly stowed away her laptop and other belongings to move as far away from us as she could. It was a full flight and, not surprisingly, the seat next to us wasn't filled until the last moments. Thankfully, a kind man who has three kids himself asked if that seat was available. He even joked about having lots of experience with kids grabbing him and spitting up, so I need not worry. I couldn't have asked for a better seatmate.

I don't know how often I will travel on my own with two kids. But at least now I know that I can handle it.


 +   1 person likes this
Posted by Sally , a resident of Palo Alto High School,
on Jun 16, 2015 at 7:39 am

Glad the flight went well!! I'm sure all the relatives are so grateful you made the effort so they could enjoy the kids!

 +   1 person likes this
Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Jun 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Sally - Thanks!! Yes, many memories made.

 +   1 person likes this
Posted by jenifer1doll, a resident of Community Center,
on Sep 8, 2015 at 7:40 am

I have remembered my first fly, I have a lot of emotions, it was unforgettable. You can see sky, it's like you can touch clouds [portion removed]

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: “Everything is a gift of the universe . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 989 views

Mountain View wine bar Le Plonc opens
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 855 views

Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control
By Aldis Petriceks | 4 comments | 701 views

Dinosaurs for baby girls
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 584 views


Calling all photographers!

Enter your best shots in the 2018 Peninsula Photo Contest. Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school within the 650 area code. There are both Adult and Youth divisions and six different categories to submit your digital images. Deadline for entries is Monday, April 2.

See Details