Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Indiana Jones Incident

After we left California Adventure we headed to Disneyland. That was when Cade purchased his coveted Indiana Jones hat. He spotted it the first day we got to the park, but after seeing the price tag of $36 we tried to talk him into holding off to make sure that was really what he wanted. Since we heard about that hat all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we decided he really wanted the hat. That is one of the advantages of having an only child/being an only child. A $36 hat isn't a huge deal....$36 times 2 or 3 children is a whole different story! As soon as we bought it, much to my disappointment, he quit wearing his ears. That hat was pretty much glued to his head for the rest of the trip. He would freak out while waiting in line for a ride so he'd stuff it in the backpack, even though we might be waiting another 45 minutes. He didn't want to loose it, he loved his hat. The day we left for the airport our shuttle picked us up at 4:30 am. Needless to say we were all exhausted. Cade fell asleep on the ride to the airport. Once we got there it was a flurry of activity. Jay and I were trying to deal with the luggage and wake Cade up and get him out of the way of the cars in the unloading zone and deal with the driver and the vouchers and tipping. It was hectic. We got our stuff and Cade hauled into the airport, Jay and I got in line with the luggage and we put Cade on a bench. That's when it happened. Cade became hysterical because his hat had fallen off and we left it in the van. The van was long gone. Cade was crying and Jay and I were both upset and mad at ourselves. I mean the driver had reminded us to make sure we had everything. I tried telling Cade I'd order him another one online. At that point I would've paid $100 for the hat if it meant he would've quit crying. Then I remembered I had the phone number of the shuttle service and our confirmation number in my pocket. I called the dispatcher and she contacted the driver. He was still in the area and he would meet me out front of where he dropped us off. After giving the man another tip we had the Indiana Jones hat back in our possession. All was right in the world again. The rest of the day I was constantly mentally counting....2 backpacks, 1 laptop, 1 purse, 1 scrapbook and 1 hat.


Anonymous said...

A trip to remember. Sounds like a trip for only the young. So glad you all had a good time. Dad.

Anonymous said...

Some place to actually get to see. Glad you got to go and know it will be a memory to last a life time. Dad