Top Ten Things We Learned in NYC This Week!

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Carolyn Savage

1.  Strangers in airports love to converse with parents of twins…about twins, so when in a hurry, we’ve learned to either avoid eye contact  or claim “no speake englis”.  (I know…I don’t know what language that is…which is kind of the brilliance of the technique.)

2.  Reagan has an uncanny ability to find food anywhere (including the corner of the family bathroom in Detroit Metro).  She’ll eat anything.  And I mean anything.

3.  Isabella gets car sick.  We knew that.  Now we know she gets air sick.  We will forever more travel with barf buckets at our fingertips.

4.  Strangers in airports do not find twins covered in barf cute…at all.  (There is an upside to this tidbit as it drastically helped us with the problem stated in #10.)

5.  Violently swiping at the famous “hotel cat” as she pounces into your stroller with your barf covered twins is frowned upon by hotel employees.

6.  Always travel with an extra pair of contact lenses just in case a toddler eats one.

7.  Serving one year old twins shredded cheese is okay.  Handing them an open bag of shredded cheese so they can help themselves while your wife is in the shower and you need to return an email is not okay (and will require a giant tip to the hotel housekeeping staff).

8.  Removing milk filled sippy cups from the diaper bag just before heading to the airport to place them in the hotel fridge (to keep them cold) without giving your wife a heads up until she can’t find them while going through airport security is an idea rooted in good intentions…but bathed in stupidity.

9.  Before deciding to purposely be late for your ride back to the airport (because you are oh-so-savvy and you can’t understand why the car service is picking you up so dreadfully early) confirm that you are actually flying out of LaGuardia and not JFK.  There’s a difference.  A big traffic jammed, many-many-miles-further-away-from-Manhattan difference.

10.  Katie Couric is one cool lady and can make even the most terrified one year old laugh (a little trick with her finger in her mouth.)  More details about our time with her in Monday’s post.

Happy Weekend!

8 Comments on “ Top Ten Things We Learned in NYC This Week! ”

  • Teri | February 15th, 2013 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on this! I was thinking about borrowing a set of twins to travel to NY for the weekend but after reading this, I’d rather read about it than actually DO it. :)

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  • Kelly Masters | February 15th, 2013 4:15 pm

    I didn’t do air/hotel travel with my twins until they were four. Apparently I made some wise decisions in those early years! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lori Lavender Luz | February 15th, 2013 10:40 pm

    Is it wrong that I’m laughing?

    But not AT you.

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  • Angela Bonner(Manually Imported from Facebook Comment) | February 26th, 2013 9:53 am

    This had some good advice!

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  • Betsy Cothern Booth (Manually Imported from Facebook Comment) | February 26th, 2013 9:53 am

    Carolyn, you are such a good writer ! But with that kind of material how could you go wrong so funny !

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  • Molly Whalen McInnis (Manually Imported from Facebook Comment) | February 26th, 2013 9:54 am

    I am exhausted just reading about your trip. We flew with our 18 mo old twins + 5 yr old this fall. We were so worried about the kids and the car seats, that we forgot the bag with our wedding clothes hanging in the closet at our house. Got to our destination, got the car seats in rental car, and headed to the hotel. Once we got there, we realized we left one suitcase at the rental car counter. $150 later, a neighbor FedExed the wedding clothes to us and after another 2 hrs in the car, my husband had retrieved the bag we left at the airport. Not planning to fly with the twins again anytime soon!!

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  • Stephanie Cottrell (Manually Imported from Facebook Comment) | February 26th, 2013 9:54 am

    Wow please let us know when you will be on the Katie show!!

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  • Carrie Heibel White (Manually Imported from Facebook Comment) | February 26th, 2013 9:55 am

    White Loved this!! Thanks for your honesty

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