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Travel and encouragement to travel with baby


We are on the road again. It was nice to have a break for a few weeks, but my work travel has started again in full force.  I’m teaching and speaking all over the place the next few weeks.  I love that baby and daddy can travel with me. I can’t imagine traveling without them.
I am 100% sure that as soon as I spout off any parenting wisdom, I will be slapped with another child who will show me that know that I know nothing. So I’m not going to say traveling is easy because daddy and I are laid back, but because all three of us are laid back.
But really, it’s no big deal. Add a few more diapers, wipes and outfits to the always packed diaper bag, buckle her on the car seat and leave.
This is the first trip where we have accepted this co-sleeping thing and didn’t even pack the pack-n-play. And this king bed thing is kinda nice. We may have to travel more often, if it means I can sleep flat on my back and not fall off the bed.
Now I actually said this before having a baby, and so I’ll allow myself to still say it with one child. Parents of babies. You are in charge. You may choose not to go somewhere or do something because of the baby, but that 10, 20 or 30 lbs child, does not determine where you go or when you go. Baring quick things like diaper changes and clothes changes, you will leave your house and go somewhere when you buckle your child in its carseat. You choose that time.
That woman who takes her four kids under 4 to the mall and the woman who doesn’t make it to the grocery store with one child because the child “didn’t cooperate” do so for the same reasons, they are confident they can or they are confident they can’t.
OK. And I’m off the soapbox and hope you can take this as an encouragement.
Don’t let your child be responsible for what you do or don’t do. That’s unfair responsibility for a child. Let them know as their parent, you are in charge.
Don’t worry. You will all survive.

1 comment on “Travel and encouragement to travel with baby

  1. Pingback: Savannah Trip – #travelingwithtoddler – God's Provisions

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