lessons from my holiday
August 30, 2011 § 4 Comments
I learnt a few things from my recent holiday in France. Allow me to share them with you.
1. Although a 1yo is not officially entitled to a seat on a plane or a train, he will take up two, leaving you standing in the aisles blocking everyone’s path to the toilet, and apologising profusely for about an hour.
2. Although annoying, the above option is preferable to him being awake, kicking the seat in front of him, shouting, eating raisins off the floor and trying to slip your grasp and make a bid for freedom.
3. For older children, waive all dvd/gaming restrictions. Let them play Angry Birds on the Iphone for six hours if they so choose.
5. Public swimming pools/water parks. In France you have to wear speedos. No joke. It’s a hygiene thing. I really wish I could share with you the picture of my OH and my brother in their freshly purchased budgie smugglers. However I will honour my OH’s request to never be pictured on my blog. I will leave it to your imaginations. Suffice to say this was one of the highlights of the holiday.
6. Sometimes bugger all to do can be relaxing. My children loved bug hunting, the pool, and we spent hours collecting stones and making obstacle courses using floats, rubber rings and noodles (the swimming pool kind). Oh, and the baby started sucking her thumb, and therefore sleeping at night. “Super-choette!” (super great!), as my old GCSE textbook would say. Probably not a French person though.