President Obama traveled to Chapel Hill today, which means Air Force One landed at RDU. After dropping Z at school, I asked E if he might want to take a little ride, maybe see some planes.
And… 3 hours later, we got to see Airforce One take off– totally cool. Because I’m a dork.
Most of this adventure from Elliot’s POV? Perhaps not as exhilarating, though he met bunches of new friends to play with, so all was not lost.
I hate the wind. I hate the cold. I hate planes. Why won’t she take me home? Are there snacks in this giant suitcase thing? Dammit, not even a crumb. Perhaps it can double as a blanket? Since I have negative 25% body fat. UNLIKE THE WOMAN WITH THE CAR KEYS UP THERE.
An ADHD 35 year old’s take on seeing Airforce one for the first time.
Oh cool, a tail fin
Refrain from inserting a hundred photos taken of randomness; because I could, and because I was bored.
A bunch of cars
See those teeny-tiny lights over the building? That would be the presidential motorcade. Which JB saw in traffic on his way to pick up Z from preschool. 30 feet away. Did he take a picture with his smart phone? Nnooooo….. *sob*
Finally, I see the end of my own boredom, when what do I hear from down below? From a tiny voice that is now wrapped in his coat, and my jacket, and using my purse as a blanket?
Mommy, I really have to pee
Y’all. I looked at him and thought– just for a second–
how bad would it be to let him just wet his pants?
Then I shook off asshole-mom– because what mom would do that?– and took the child to the bathroom.
And still made it out in time to see Air Force One taxi down the runway.
Then a little field trip over to General Aviation, because the motorcade vehicles roll separate plane, y’all. Of course, I kept calling this a C-130, which it’s not. Thank google for the correction– U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III .