Candice: The family Nolan are off on holiday soon and I’m in the midst of lists and planning. I enjoy going on holiday but I find the build up enjoyable/stressful especially since I now have to pack for an extra person. I worry that if we forget something important we will have an very unhappy child for the whole holiday. If we went without Teddy – there would be serious drama!
Anyway, there is a spare bedroom full of clothes and stuff ready for us to go. OMG you have never seen some much stuff. We have our bags, bags for the pushchair and car seat, baby food, toys, airbed for child (she’s too big for a travel cot and too small for a big bed). We are now in the days of needing a trolley at the airport and meet and greet parking.
She’s very into Peppa Pig at the moment and there is one story about ‘Baby Alexander’. When Peppa’s Auntie and Uncle arrive with Chloe and Alexander they start unloading the car. Daddy Pig asks “Have you come for the week?” Uncle Pig answers, “No, we just need all this stuff for the baby” as he lifts another box from the boot. How true this cartoon is.
One of the things I am trying to shoe horn into my bag is another book. I only have one so far and will be picking one up at the airport the way things are going. However, I am three quarters of the way through finishing the one I am reading so have a quandary. Do I take it with me or leave it here?
If I take it, it will be finished within a day of arrival. Not so bad you say, just leave it in the hotel library. But I don’t want to as it’s a good book with a very clever twist and I want to give it to Phil to read.
I suppose with everything else we have to carry it’s not going to make that much difference!!