Babies make every moment a memory. It’s never truer then when we vacation with them. On a recent trip, I complied a list of what I’ve learned on that and many others.
Maybe it can help you when making those decisions before boarding a plane/ traveling my car/ venturing to grandma’s house/ etc. Here are 11 things that are likely to happen when vacationing with your baby.
- Your sanitizing skills will parallel those working with hazmat suits in clean rooms.
- Those 6 things that you just had to bring will be deemed unnecessary and you’ll wish you had more room.
- Someone will call your baby adorable. If this doesn’t happen, you might want to rethink that camo orange hunting onesie and matching mosquito-repelling hat.
- Something disgusting will exit your child’s body during the most inappropriate time. A tarp to lay down around your baby’s seating could avoid additional financial burdens.
- You will lose one or more of the following: a sock, a bottle nipple, his or her favorite toy, sleep, your playful youth.
- You will forget the following: extra diapers, extra formula, extra blankets, extra clothes, your sense of humor.
- Despite the heat, the air conditioning may not be your friend. Keep temperatures adjusted every 1/2 hour on the 1/2 hour. And while you’re at it, hop on one foot whistling Bieber’s “Baby, Baby” while eating marshmallows.
- That ________ will cause a mess. The “blank” is different for everyone. You won’t find out what it is until it’s too late. You’ve been warned.
- Your baby’s crying is just nature’s way of calling out to other parents in similar situations in order to make new friends.
- You’ll run out of batteries taking photos. Rechargeable batteries? You’ll drop your camera/phone into something that will do damage. Got waterproof electronics? The hotel will lose your reservation.
- You’ll never forget this trip.