We reached the ticket counter and put all our bags through and Norris looked over at me...."She is peeing on me!" Sure enough....Jovee MISSED her diaper and peed all over Norris' shirt. There was really nothing we could do at this point. We waited for our tickets and then we needed to head through passport control. Luckily Jovee loves to walk. We put her down and let her run to passport control and we were going to change her when we got to the other side with restrooms. Well the passprt control ladies thought that Jovee was so cute they came out of the booth to hug her and kiss her. We tried to explain that they did not want to pick her up but it was too late....Oh Dear!
They let us through and we headed to our gate. I changed her into a clean outfit and diaper...but poor Norris, we did not think that we would need to bring a change of clothes for us too!!!!!
Thinking we made it through the worst of it we boarded the bus that wold take us to our plane. Once they packed the bus we drove away...about 5 feet and then we stopped. With no communication or anything, we just sat there. For about 20 minutes, and no mom this is not an exaggeration!! After a little bit a lady on the bus started going crazy. She started yelling and banging on the windows. The people with her tried to calm her down but she was losing it!
Great news....we got a row all to ourselves once we reached the plane. That was fantastic. We loved having a place that we could put her down and she could spread out a little bit!
Jovee also loved having a screen all the herself...or playing with our screens. If you have been reading Norris' facebook post you are aware that he read all three of the "Hunger Games" books. He has not seen any of the movies yet. Well the first movie was playing on our flight to Paris. I told Norris that he should try to watch it and I would take care of Jovee. Well about half way through the movie Jovee reached over and turned off Norris' screen. Priceless. Norris was not TOO upset because he was not liking the movie anyway.
Thinking the hard part was over we got to the apartment door and followed the instructions to get the door open....Yup it did not work at all..... We tried it 20 different times 20 different ways and nothing! We found an internet cafe after a 40 minute walk so we would get in touch with the booking company. They told us to go back and try again.... so we did and still nothing. So we got a hotel close by so the booking company could call us back. They were able to reach the cleaner to bring us a key so we could get into the apartment the next day... What a mess.
The booking company was easy to work with and tried to help us as much as they could being half way around the world. Finally after over 14 hours of travel we were able to get into the apartment and put our sweet little girl to bed. I have to note that during this entire process Jovee was a saint! She was laughing and running around and very free flowing! It made the chaos of the day much smoother!
Now don't take this wrong. Norris and I thought this was pretty funny! Well maybe not getting locked out of the apartment but the rest of it. We just kept saying..."If it is going to happen at least it is happening in Paris!"
We rewarded ourselves with some Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwiches once we get into the apartment before we fell asleep!