Sunday, June 17, 2007

Checklist

One enormous suitcase, 10 times the size of toddler, packed with everything necessary and unecessary for royal upkeep of said toddler. Check.

One stuffed diaper bag, bursting with snacks, toys, books...what am I missing here? Oh yes, diapers and a change of clothes. Check.

One stroller, which most likely toddler will refuse to sit in, and which will form one extraneous piece of hand baggage, taken in hope nonetheless. Check.

One hyperactive toddler, sensing the excitement in the air and buzzing in anticipation. Check.

One hovering Papa, who will miss toddler and her mom like crazy, but is pretending to be happy to 'finally have some peace and quiet.' Check.

One harried, nervous Mama, wondering if she's taken enough headache pills to last her through the journey. Check.

Steeling of nerves. Check.

Taking of deep breaths. Check.

...And we're good to go! See ya on the other side!

16 comments:

Terri said...

At least it's a short flight. But best of luck anyway.

karmickids said...

Looking forward to seeing you on this side of the planet...

noon said...

OMG - what a delightful little child - such sparkling eyes! Looks so adorable! And a great post here! Have fun at the meet!
Am still waiiiiiting for yes PAIN!! The labor pains are not kicking in despite walking and going up and down the stairs so much!
Grr...
You go have fun ok! :)

Collection Of Stars said...

You have the gift to make everything seem funny :)
Hope you have a safe journey and Moppet looks very cute in the pic.

Poppins said...

Moppet looks adorable.. Have fun. How long are you here in India? I'm sure you will have a blast !

Kodi's Mom said...

:)
have a safe trip! and take lots of pictures - I bet you'll have plenty of funny tales to share!

Daisy said...

Thanks for the comment on my post Moppet's mom.. Hope you and the moppet arrived in India safely. Have fun and keep us posted..

Trishna said...

ohh you lucky lucky gal!!! Enjoy your vacation!! Wish I was getting on that plane too!

~nm said...

Hope you have a great time! And kep posting from this side of the planet too!

Just like that said...

Lol at hyperactive kid- check. And yes, the hyperactivity and anticipation is tangible in that pic!!
Have a safe and enjoyable journey and holiday, and am sure the Moppet won't give you a severe migraine! She looks too delightful for that.

Moppet's Mom said...

Thanks for all your wishes. We made it home in reasonable shape. Moppet is still adjusting to her new environment, and has to have me in visual range ALL the time. Which is more than a bit tiresome, but I hope will only last a day or two.

Kodi's Mom said...

you're in india and you're blogging!!!! saw your comment on DMC and thought - what is she doing online! get away from the comp, girl - go out and have fun :) we'll wait patiently for your return...hugs to Moppet.

Tharini said...

She's bound to settle down in a few more days...and then you'll miss her. :)

Have fun! Get pampered.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Moppet has such sparkling beautiful eyes ... hope she enjoys her stay. Is this her first visit ?

Orchid said...

Hope you had a good flight, ofcourse waiting for updates!

Moppet's Mom said...

K's Mom: Point me to the nearest chapter of Blogaholics Anonymous!

Tharini: Right as usual! She's settled in nicely now - so am all set to retrieve what remains of my holiday :-)

CA: Welcome! And yes, it's her first visit since we moved to Bangkok, but that was barely 6 months ago. It's a good third of her life, so guess it's a long time for her!

Orchid: Coming right up!