On our flight home from Florida, we had two “legs” to our journey, which of course means a plane change at some point. When we were boarding our second and longest “leg” home the twins were not paying attention. Instead of walking down the isle staring straight ahead, not making eye contact with other passengers as is the normal protocol airplane boarding protocol, they were walking backwards then forwards, and playing with each other. Since I was behind them, almost tripping over them, I told them to “pay attention”, and looked up to see a passenger in first class smiling at them.
Not just any smile though, a familiar smile.
A Cindy Crawford smile.
It really made my day, and not just because it was Cindy Crawford smiling indulgently at my boys. It made my day because it’s been my experience that most of the time business travelers have no patience for children and I feel like they (my children) must be on their best behavior lest they annoy someone (which would be a poor reflection on me as a mother).
I was so impressed in fact, that I tweeted Cindy to tell her that her smile meant a lot to me.
I certainly didn’t expect a response, but when I got one, I was, well, shocked. In a really good way.
I wouldn’t have expected her to remember, much less acknowledge the encounter, but she did.
That’s kind of, sort of a meeting, right? 🙂
And, in case you are wondering, she’s just as beautiful in real life as in pictures. I love that she’s intelligent and beautiful, famous yet obviously seated in reality, observant, and clearly nice.
I thought our Florida vacation memories would end when we left Florida. But they didn’t. They continued clear on into Los Angeles.