There have been times I’ve wished my daughter still wore diapers. In many cities in Europe it is required to wait in line and then pay to use a toilet. A LOT of these have moving parts. Try getting a 3 year old to sit on a toilet she just saw rotate and flush without anyone touching it. It’s a spectacle, I assure you. But, regardless, we’re diaper-free (woo hoo!) and that’s just one less item to pack.
Being Traveling Mom takes practice – you have to provide the same duties as home, but out of a suitcase. That’s why the first thing I ALWAYS do is unpack. Even if it’s just for one night. Now I have only one child – so I don’t know if that works for everyone – but if I can’t find something immediately I get…cranky. So my dear husband allows our daughter a few quick test bounces on the bed (yeah, that’s right – call the Hotel Police!) then they find someplace else to be for about 20 minutes. When they come back, Traveling Mom is happy. Everybody’s happy. And when we’re happy we eat gelato.
So help a fellow Traveling Mom out – what do you do as a parent to facilitate seamless travel?