Sunday, August 3, 2008

Holiday Recovery

The past week has been a blur. I didn't even have time to sleep let alone blog! After last Monday's post, we made a snap decision to drive to Penang on Tuesday, just for the day. Then, there was only Wednesday and Thursday left for all the last minute shopping, spending time with the grandparents and trying to stuff everything into the one bag I had. And of course, there was all the last minute eating to be done. On Friday, my parents, brother and I drove down to KL. My brother was leaving on Friday night and we had a Saturday morning flight.

All the last minute eating left me with an upset stomach. Thankfully, things settled down by the time I had to enter the departure hall alone with Aaron. I don't know how I would have managed running to the restrooms while pulling him AND my hand luggage along.

Once again, he surprised me by being a very peaceful and still toddler as we waited in the departure area. Maybe he was tired too. All he did was stand around me and talk about the planes. The final feat of physical exertion came when it was time to board.

I've mentioned before that walking across the tarmac from the gates to the plane is like dealing with a stampede. I paid extra to board before the herd but still, its a looooong walk when you have 8kgs on your back and 12 kgs of Aaron in your arms. He would have walked but I didn't want to risk the herd catching up with me. After the climb up the steep stairs to the plane, I flopped down, nursed Aaron for a little while and he went straight to sleep until we landed in Palembang.

Today, we're staying at home and sleeping off the effects of our too tiring final week of holidays.


Mike said...

Vacations can be more work than work.

Bilbo said...

Welcome home! And Mike is right...what we usually need is a second vacation to recover from the first!

Kellan said...

Yes - sometimes you definitely need a vacation to recover from your vacation. I hope you have had a good vactation! See you soon - Kellan

MamaGeek said...

Welcome home Amanda! Isn't it funny how sometimes the best part of the vacation is coming HOME? :)