This past Sunday, Sean and I were discussing the week ahead.
Cam would be gone from Monday to Wednesday on a school trip.
Eva had a Sick Kids appointment on Tuesday and we were sorting out the day when Sean suggested we just ditch everything. Take Cuy out of school, take the GoTrain downtown and make a day of it. I thought it was a great idea so that’s what we did.
Hopped on the train and headed out for an adventure. It was great because it took Eva’s mind off of her laser treatment for the morning.
It was such a great day. The weather was perfect. The kids had a great time and it was a day that memories are made of.
An end note: some (not all!) train people are crazy.
As we boarded the train to come home we got several searing glares from a few folks once they spotted our children and one woman actually told us not to sit where we were.
We were in the QUIET ZONE.
(The QUIET zone is located on all upper trains. Y’know…the part of the train where the kids want to sit.)
These people made it very clear to us as we were settling into our seats that we were in the QUIET ZONE. Shaking their heads at us. Passive aggressively talking to each other about the QUIET zone ensuring that we heard them.
Sean and I just looked at each other and laughed. I had faith in my kids.
Eva fell asleep moments after the train departed and Cuyler sat quietly watching the world whirr by the entire way home. There wasn’t a peep out of our little foursome.
So suckit, crazy train people. Not all kids are loud and obnoxious. And not all parents are inconsiderate – we would not have stymied your QUIET zone. Instead you looked like knobs for being rude to us for no reason.
And that, my friends, was a great end to our great day!