A Note From Your Publisher: The one about red eyes 📝

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni Kid Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni Kid Denver Editor and Publisher July 9, 2021

Hey Mac Families,

Two words. Red eye.

My daughter and I had big plans this summer to take a Girls Trip to see my parents and sister for the first time in two years.

When searching for a flight for us, I didn't have a choice but to book the red eye. Not my first choice, but I didn't think it would be a big deal. I've slept on planes before... in fact, I slept all the way to Mexico except when the cane in the overhead fell out and hit me in the head... TWICE. Perhaps I was concussed.

This time, I legit did not think that I was going to make it. It was so awful. I could not get comfortable, no matter what I did. Although we booked the second row stretch seats (100% worth it), we were super close to a very brightly lit bathroom with a very loud door. At one point, the flight attendants gathered up front for a wild n' out cackle party. (I completely understand that they have to stay awake, and I don't blame them at all, but sleeping was definitely out of the question during said party.) The passenger behind us busted into the worst smelling snack I had ever had the pleasure of experiencing... reminiscent of the burp breath that teen boys blow in their friends' faces to be funny (and one of my biggest pet peeves because ewwww). And it was freezing (but I guess that's better than hot and stuffy). 


I'm suddenly too old for such shenanigans, or the red eye just hit different this time.

Either way, I highly DO NOT RECOMMEND booking the red eye. Trust me.

Peace ☮️, Love ❤️, & Macaroni 🌼,