(Not) Leaving on a Jet Plane

Facebook kindly reminded me that two years ago, we were on a family vacation.

The pandemic put a hold on our family tradition to travel during March Break.

March Break has also been deferred this year until April to help curb COVID cases, so T is in school this week.

Is this not the most adorable leash, I mean, backpack? My mom got it for T.

We’re very grateful to be safe so absolutely no complaints here. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t longing to be somewhere far away from home.

So here’s a short walk down memory lane to March Breaks past with T.

2018 – Caribbean Cruise

The hubby and I used to do more adventurous trips pre-parenthood but with a young and very hyperactive child, we knew to take it easy.

So we went on a cruise – and we all loved it.

It was a very relaxed trip and T loved the waterpark at the top of the ship.

We did one off-ship day trip to a nice beach resort at Turks and Caicos and T got his first Caribbean beach experience.

I will always remember T’s look of wonder as he approached the water with hesitation and then his face transformed into joy once he knew the water was ok.

Formal night.

One of my favourite memories was during a formal night dinner. We had just started to potty train T and I took him to the bathroom.

On the way back, he proudly announced repeatedly to everyone in the dining room that he had used the potty!

T still talks about the trip. While we likely won’t do another cruise for a while – potentially being stuck on an infected ship for weeks doesn’t seem appealing – it’s nice to look back at our memories.

2019 – Mexico

T was very excited about this trip.

So on the day of departure, when I told him at 5 a.m. that it was time to get up, he shot up from bed. Half awake, he bumped right into a wall.

This was an even lazier trip of doing absolutely nothing.

It was T’s first resort experience and he enjoyed lounging by the pool and we let T have all the cold fruity drinks he wanted and didn’t fuss about the sugary consequences afterwards.

One night, in the middle of the night, T woke up and told me that he loved me. I told him I loved him too and two seconds later, he puked his dinner all over me.

I still remember the smell of French fries mixed with vomit. Thankfully, he wasn’t sick – just had a lot of love and indigestion to share!

T very recently asked the hubby and I, “When coronavirus goes away, can we go back to Mexico?”

We all agreed that we will do another family vacation when we are able to safely do so. It gives us something to feel hopeful about.

I would’ve worn a face shield if I had known he was going to vomit French fries all over me!

11 thoughts on “(Not) Leaving on a Jet Plane

  1. It’s sometimes hard to imagine what life and travel was like before COVID-19. Glad you got some family travel memories in during March Break in previous years!! I’ve never been on a cruise before, but it does sound very relaxing and a nice way to explore a few different areas. And yes, I imagine it’ll be a long time before many people take a cruise again!

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    1. Thank you L! A cruise is very different from your more adventures outdoor hikes but I think if you are looking for something completely the opposite, you might like it a lot! I dream about doing one of the Scandinavian ones one day but probably not until coronavirus is a distant memory! 😅

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      1. Yes, so probably in like 10 years maybe?? A Scandinavian cruise sounds delightful. I’d love to do a cruise to Antarctica someday. It’s very pricy, but seems like it would be an incredible experience.

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    1. Thanks Diane! He was so so little!

      I hope you and your husband can have your anniversary trip soon. I am hopeful things will return to normal in the near future. 🤞🏻💕

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  2. That photo of you two on formal night is the sweetest! ❤️ And T’s announcement made me giggle, kids are so cute 😄 Here’s hoping that it is safe to travel again soon and that you enjoy many more family trips in the future!

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    1. Thank you, Yari! We had a nice photo of the three of us from formal night that’s a treasured pic but didn’t share it cuz it shows our T’s face. That was a fun trip and looking so forward to a return to normal times and trips again! 😊

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  3. What fun memories! We have always wanted to take a resort vacation. Looks like so much fun! I cracked up at the indigestion incident. That sounds like T ate to his heart’s content all the yummies vacation had to offer. I am so excited for a break from the norm – here’s hoping our breaks come soon!

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    1. Yup, he definitely had a lot of potatoes that evening! 🤣 I think your family and D will enjoy a resort trip and here’s hoping things will be normal soon for you to be able to do so! 😊

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