After spending weeks dreading the journey back to Palembang, we had a wonderful trip back.
Aaron only slept the first and last hours of the 7 hr flight from Brisbane to Singapore but for the 5 hrs in between, he was GOOD. I was so surprised that there was no whining or climbing or any other difficult times. He sat with us and ate, read or played around with his car. Sometimes, he got down and played around our feet for awhile. To prevent any boredom of the two economy seats we were confined to, Richard took him for regular walks up and down the plane. It always makes me wonder if Aaron just knows when we need him to be good and when he 'can' play up.
The transit time at Changi Airport this time was 16 hrs so we checked into the hotel there. Once again, no problems with Aaron. He just went straight to bed. The surprise came when he slept till about 7.30am (Brisbane time) as opposed to his usual of 5am. I was so worried that we would have to be walking Aaron around the airport at 3am!
We had to check out by 8am so there was no place to put Aaron down for his morning nap. No problems! He slept right next to me in the sling. Richard and I had some peaceful time walking through all the shops.
So, thats it for the travelling (for now). Tomorrow will be exciting. It will be Aaron's first day as a toddler in this house.