Sunday, February 19, 2006


I have been desperately wanting to blog, but I figure it takes two weeks to get used to living in China again. We made is safe and sound back from our trip to Australia. We hated to go and keep tossing around the idea of immigrating one day. The kids couldn't have been any better on the way back and slept most of the way home on both flights.

There was one problem on our flight from Singapore to Chengdu. There was a family sitting across from us with a little girl around 18 months old who was screaming her head off most of the flight. I kept looking over to see what was wrong with her and noticed that her father kept slapping her in the face. I couldn't help but continuing to look over at the poor girl until I couldn't take it anymore. I took Angus and decided to go for a walk and see if anyone would do anything about this. I talked to the flight attendant and she went to talk to them. I really think I made things worse as they probably thought I was complaining about the screaming and not her father slapping her around. Well whatever they said it seemed the hitting stopped along with the screaming, imagine that!

I am hoping to post some pictures this week of the end of our Australia adventure and also some photos of the last day of Chinese New Year.


Tracy said...

Good to know you guys are ok- I wondered why you hadn't been blogging. I asked Jill about it at bookclub. That would have been terrible on the flight. I don't think I could have taken seeing a baby slapped in the face. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful pictures in australia. Looks like you all had a great time.

Maura said...

I've missed your blogging. Glad to see you are back. Hearing about the baby being slapped makes me want to cry. Thank God you said something!

VeryApeAZ said...

The plane story sickened me. Don't you wish you could just randomly slap adults like that and not worry about assault charges?

Laura said...

Hey there.
I live in Brisbane, its quite a beautiful place but you get used to it. You have a beautiful family. I wish Id had a mother like you. My mother just pushes me around and tells me what to do all the time. I disagree with it all and hope to move out very soon. I feel sorry for that poor child.