Friday

Episode 1: Travel Tips for Tots

(This was the non-Yahoo pilot episode. Also known as "the one where I couldn't find my hairbrush".)



39 comments:

  1. I loved this and could totally relate. I've never stuck my hand into a sick sack, but I have watched in horror as daughter's diaper exploded mid-flight.

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  2. What comedy gold you've mined from sticking your hand in barf! GOLD, I tell you!
    You're one funny lady, Johanna Stein. (That Luna chick knows what she's doing too, eh?)

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  3. Just saw this video posted on facebook, loved it soooo much I wanted more and followed to the blog. What?! that's it? give me more. Anyone who was a part of this video, must have more to say. Can't wait to hear/ read it.

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  4. Johanna,

    It's been at least a decade and a half since we worked together at the Winnipeg Fringe. Great Memories. I can really relate to this episode.

    My wife, 3mo old son, and I recently took our first airplane trip. My son was in the explosive poop stage of his development. As we packed our luggage, my wife expressed her nervousness about our first flight with an infant. I decided to lighten the mood by listing all the comical situations that could arise from unfortunately timed explosive poop... like during the security screening on the guard, or during takeoff when we couldn't do anything about it... As I laughed at the incremental hilarity of our possible impending predicaments I noticed my wife turning white with horror.

    After calming her down and apologizing for inducing an unnecessary panic attack for my own entertainment we went to sleep, got up, made it to the airport. We even made it all the way to our destination without any poop related emergencies.

    All in all, a great trip, but thanks for letting me know what we're in for.

    Maury

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  5. Fabulous delivery! Unfortunately for you a hilarious story! Have two kids with tons of great stories, but I can not wait to see/hear more! Thanks!!

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  6. Loved this! Not that you askied but I wanted to share with you the tale of traveling with my then 2 year old daughter. I came up with the not so brilliant idea of using what looked like an unused air sickness bag as a way to hold her snacks. Thank goodness I reached in with my own hand first to fully open the bag only to find what I now wish had been barf but sadly wasn't. Instead, it was some man's "viscous happy material" shall we say...I was horrified that a) my hand had touched it and b) I had almost fed my daughter snacks coated in it. I called the airline (since I like you saw too much effort in writing a letter) and the airline offered me the extravagant sum of $50 credit towards my next flight.
    I will be sharing this episode with many friends. Thank you!

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  7. First off, I owe you an apologize. A big hug-filled one. I am "the puker." I know. But do you know what the odds are that the person that would have found my puke bag, would post a hilarious video like the one you did on the web for all to see? Me being one of them? Jesus Christ! We should both be playing the damn lotto. Actually, I just bought $200 dollars worth today-Chaz doesn't know. By the way, those were almonds in my puke (I'm on a high protein diet trying to lose weight for my wedding to my partner in July.) Which, by the way again, is the cause of the vomit. I strayed from my diet (don't tell Chaz) and ate a can of those "Cajun" style almonds and it upset my stomach. I'm so sorry that you got the smell of me under your finger nails for the weeks that followed your flight. My bad.

    Wow, that feels better. Honesty really is freeing.

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  8. haha well said! your wordage was amazing.

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  9. OMG, what a history! eeeew! very funny.

    that parenthood stuff people don't tell (or warn) us about.

    kisses from brazil, gabriel

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  10. I <3 your videos. All of them :)

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  11. Hahahaha.
    You make my day!

    A big Hug from Mexico.

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  12. Oh god! that was amazing!!!
    i loved it!!!

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  13. i super liked it. ")

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  14. i am expecting more from you.. :)
    love it.

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  15. Wow, I was feeling so depressed today and then God (Alanis) tweets this blog post, and suddenly I'm understanding how blessed I am...

    ...to not have children.

    I think I'm going to be smiling all day now.

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  16. brilliant! almost feel bad saying I hope there will be more seeing as this is about the 'other days' but totally smacked a smile at the end of a dreary day :)thanx for a pro share!

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  17. Your wonderful child will give you more than enough material for the next 18 years…poor poor woman LOL. You will turn puke into gold, Mrs Midas. Keep writing!
    Bob

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  18. Thanks for making this. You are gifted!!

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  19. It's like The Office for Parents.

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  20. This is so hilariously real and clever! I love it, well done!

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  21. I'm neither a mother nor parent but, this was highly entering. I'm not basking in the your misfortune because I know I have some shitty times myself and I mean shitty.. What is so enjoyable is the real life situation and the execution of retelling your story. Very well done.

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  22. The first minute of this video is hilarious! OMG, it must have hit a nerve. I felt a few tears squeeze into the corners of my eyes while I laughed with relief. Thanks for sharing. It hit the spot!

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  23. Love this. You have great comedic timing. Really made my day. Thanks!

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  24. Bravo! Hysterical. I peed my pants (then left them in the seat pocket in front of me!). Can't wait to see more!

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  25. Hi! This is so true! Loved it.

    I have been the person who flew without kids and got a little flustered. I got major karma when I eventually flew with kids!

    Here is my story of what you should do when you fly with kids. Some people may not agree with it, but it works for some parents!

    http://ich­oosehappyn­ow.com/201­1/11/23/cu­p-of-joy/f­lying-and-­traveling-­with-kids-­advice-tha­t-i-live-b­y-after-ge­tting-karm­a/

    Cheers,
    Louise

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  26. you should keep posting! this would be an amazing blog!

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  27. I am a fan!. And a parent, which makes it perfectly understandable. Being a fan that is. Greetings from Mexico city!

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  28. I've never been so entertained by barf (and I have two young children who find infinite hilarity in bodily malfunctions)! So much awesomeness.

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  29. OMFG this is hysterical! Now you know you just have to follow-up and keep 'em comin'!!

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  30. Oh my goodness!! I would have added more into that bag if that had happened to me! blech

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  31. Hilarious oh did I mention my 7 yr old daughter decorated my bathroom wall with her vomit last night at 3am? Yup Motherhood is fanbloodytastic

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  32. I love it!! More!!! I want to see more videos!! :)

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  33. LOVE your videos! Thanks for the laughs. Please make more. :D
    ~Bonni

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