Mummy Midwife and the Aeroplane
10th September 2012
So, probably most of you have already been on holiday this year, but as my little one has not yet reached the dizzy heights of school age I don’t have to abide by the school holidays schedule. I am very excited to be getting ready to zoom away to sunny climates for a little break with my scrumptious little family.
However, I have just realised that my little one has not flown yet and I’m not entirely sure what he’s going to make of a few hours on a plane. He’s too big to have milk and snuggle and sleep, but too little to sit and amuse himself with books and films. He wants to scamp about and poke his chubby little fingers into places that he shouldn’t, like plug sockets and DVD players. I’m not sure that he will enjoy his first aeroplane experience. And I’m quite sure that passengers near us won’t enjoy it either (sorry fellow fliers). And will he be okay with heat? My last holiday was my honeymoon, and life was a little different then (not to mention the ordnance survey road map that is now etched on my stomach). Will he like the food there, will he sleep alright? What if gets sick? What if he cries all the time? What if we forget his favourite teddy or lose it?!
Suddenly holiday panic has set in! This time not only do I have to think about me and whether I have enough things to wear, enough sun tan lotion and enough trashy novels (I’m finally coming for you 50 shades), but I also have to think about this teeny little person who apparently needs far more stuff than I ever have!
Having said all that I still cannot wait – not only do I get to spend time out catching up and canoodling with my gorgeous husband, and have dinner made for me every evening without the need to plan, shop, cook or wash up, but I also get uninterrupted blissful time with my favourite little person. I get to see his little face as he tries new foods, as he feels sand squish between his toes, as he splashes in the pool and tries to wiggle away from sun cream. I get to play with him whenever he wants without thinking about the next task to be done or the next place to get to – the next task will just be whether to have a drink or an ice cream, whether to read a story book or play in the water.
I cannot wait!
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