My son and his wife brought their baby of 7 months home for Christmas for a week, and while it was wonderful, it was also a little exhausting for us old people. Seemed like a lot of work for the new parents as well.
Really think it gets easier? Wait til baby starts walking...and wants to play hockey, trains, doggie, horsie (you’re the horse), trucks...break for a snack....repeat.
My rabbi says: travel with children (they have 4 under about 7) is a trip; without kids is a vacation. She's right.
2 grandchildren here now, up to the full complement of 4 by Saturday. The grandparents are already showing the strain.
Don't worry, we are genetically programmed to find our own children cute so that we won't murder them in our chronically exhausted states. Sometimes they decide they want to "find c[on]trolls!" and insist on everyone in the house putting on an orienteering jersey and holding a map while they run around and "beep". Doesn't make me feel any more rested but it helps with my mental health.
Maybe AP needs an Exhausted Parents group.
Like Sam said, I have always found the word "trip" more appropriate.
Exactly. You get to be the same amount of exhausted, just in a different part of the world.
You all quit complaining and keep making those O babies!
When we were facing our first plane trip with our first born, we asked the pediatrician for advice. His advice was to order two drinks each.
LOL. Sounds like he would have gotten along with our pediatrician - the one we went to as children. Mom phoned him when my brother got into some insect repellent. She was worried: "I think he only had a small sip. How much would it take to kill him?" The doc said, "Give him a tablespoon full."