You know how we all worry about travelling abroad with our children, pushchairs that won’t be checked in, screaming toddlers on planes having tantrums, how we’ll keep them fed for 2 weeks away from their normal food, what happens when you have a 4 year old with jet lag – that list is endless isn’t it? Well I have discovered a whole new problem and one I’d never considered!
Conversation with Miss L last night… (with permission from Miss L)
Me: ‘L, Dad and I were thinking that as we’ve spent a little too much on holidays in the last couple of years. Next year we’ll go to Scotland and we can have a cottage for a couple of weeks’.
Miss L *Blank Look*……’Why?’
Me: ‘Well we can go and see where my family came from, stay near a beach, check out Scotland. None of us have ever been there’.
Miss L: ‘But I wanted to go and check out what career I could have in Tokyo’
Miss L ‘Well I saw on ‘People Do the Funniest Things’ there is a kids job place in Tokyo’
Me: ‘No love, I don’t think so’ *mental note to watch Saturday afternoon TV more closely!*
Miss L: ‘Okay what about Disney then……..DISNEYLAND HONG KONG!…..yeah that would be good’
Me: ‘Ummmm no?’
Miss L: ‘How about Australia’
Miss L: ‘Oh Mum, it’s only a day on a plane!!’
Miss L: *SIGH* ‘Alright…….what about Vancouver or Toronto’
Me: ….faintly……’I’ll talk to your father….’
I’ve decided that I’ll pass the problem onto him for now as our jet setting baby’s wings have to be clipped. The world is a much smaller place for a 6 year old in 2009 than it was for me in 1978 🙂