Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A holidaying we shall go

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, with the husband travelling and bringing home some virus that had me and the kids terribly under the weather, luckily one after the other and not all together. He then promptly took off again, leaving me to deal with Munch who broke out in a spotty red rash from head to toe. Turns out it was the same virus, and the rash didn't show up on older, tougher hides like mine and Moppet's. 

Anyhoo, it was a bit freaky while it lasted, but that's all sorted now, and we're off tomorrow on our first family vacation!

What were we thinking?! A holiday with a 2 and a half year old and a 3 and a half month old?! I have no doubts that it's going to be a lot of work, and the sooner the husband realises that, the less shocked he's going to be when his 'do-nothing holiday' disintegrates around his ears.

But I hope it will be fun for all that - we're going to spend a few days on the sunny beaches of Phuket in the south of Thailand. Then we return home for a couple of days to catch our breath and restock before heading up north to the cool hills of Chiang Mai.

It wasn't planned like this. Just some scheduling constraints that resulted in these two north-south trips within a few days of each other. But it's a measure of how much tougher we've gotten as parents that we're willing to cart the whole circus up and down the country in a span of 2 weeks. I remember our first vacation with Moppet was to Bali when she had just turned one. And here's poor Munch, eczema and all, being lugged around from beach to mountain at not quite 4 months. 

Ah well, second child. Tough.  :-)

Have a nice October, and send some good holiday vibes our way. If I haven't totally gone to pieces, or killed the husband or one of the children by the end of the holiday, I may post again by the end of the month. Otherwise, Happy Halloween, and see you all in November!

16 comments:

Asha said...

Have a nice vacation.

Aneela Z said...

heyy...the kids will love Phuket...check if the Phuket Fantasea is still running. Its a sister concern of the Safari World..they have a nice buffet and a fantastic show with acrobats and tigers and elephants on stage (no one call the RSPCA yet!) and you can feed tiger cubs.

The Chiang Mai Zoo is not that bad...they had penguins and pandas on loan last I was there. Doi Suthep is beautiful but with the 120 plus steps not very child-friendly...but its a beautiful city, I would spend most of my uni- and work breaks there.

tulips said...

have a nice time!well written as usual. feeling sorry that you'll were gripped by illness. god bless!

Rohini said...

Hey. Have a great weekend...

Parul said...

Have fun. Hope there is a bit of holiday in it for you too.

Sindhu said...

Have a great vacation, my dear. I like that you're so mentally prepared for everything.. husbands never get it until it really hits them :) I cannot wait for your next post. Hugs.

B o o said...

If you come back in one piece, may be that ll give me the courage to go on a vacation too! Good luck Mags and have loads of fun!

Squiggles Mom said...

Have a super duper time!

Tessie said...

have a gr'9' time ;)

Preethi said...

Cool.. have a great vacation!!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Please come back and tell us you had FUN !! I need some encouragement to plan a vacation !!

Poppins said...

No fair ! I want to go on vacation too.

BTW brave girl you, best of luck and don't forget to have some fun.

choxbox said...

haffun!

Fuzzylogic said...

Ouch on the virus!Hope little Munch is feeling better. And a trip with the duo?that sounds daunting but I'm sure you will have a great time. Enjoy the trip and yes be back with great stories and pics!

How do we know said...

Eczema and all?? Dont know abt the Munch, but you guys sure are brave! :-)

Or maybe it IS the second child thingie! :-) Have fun and post back soon.

Mama - Mia said...

tell us how it all went!! :D

happy diwali!!

cheers!

abha