This is #day14.
Over the summer, I am writing a short post about our day. The posts highlight some of our fun times, boring times, and imperfect times.


We awoke organised and chaotic.
Everything ready, but lots to do.

. . . . . A busy
. . . . . . . . . . and boring
. . 31-hour-day
. . . . . . . . . . . . lay
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ahead.

One suitcase lay open, waiting for last-minute things.

• Mostly
• Bathroom
• Items
• Not allowed
• In hand-luggage

Anxiety Gremlin torments boy.

Boy enjoys his first-ever bowl of Coco Pops.
The milk turns brown!
Gremlin sulks quietly in the corner.

Nana arrives to take us to the airport.
Boy procrastinates.

Gremlin whispers, “Don’t go.”
We all ignore the gremlin and leave.

Excitement explodes into a confetti of laughter and chatter.

The plane taxies and takes off. Joy erupts!
All tension and stress falls away as houses shrink and cars crawl like bugs beneath us.

I record it all.

iPad. Food. Travel games. Walks. Snacks. Drinks. Chats. Quizzes. Timers. Buttons.

Landing brings squeals of happiness.

We race (calmly) to our connection.
There is time for coffee.

Thank goodness.

Take-off is subdued.
Tears. Tiredness. Sleep.

Grandma and family meet us.
Boy is happy. Gremlin is not.

I did my best.
Boy did his best
Daddy did his best.

We went to bed and slept deeply until 3 a.m.
Tomorrow/today will be another long day.

What are your greatest travel tips?

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