Goodness gracious, it’s been awhile! Sorry for my absence, what a whirlwind few months. The last time we talked, it was July, and my in laws had just been to visit. We were prepping for our trip back to the US, the Danish’s first trip to America!
It went….okay. The Hubs and I sat down before we left and really talked about what had worked and not worked during our last trip. We agreed to do less, to say ‘no’ more. We ordered a lot more takeout. I did a lot less cleaning. It is always wonderful to see our friends and family, and we really did get to see nearly everyone. We stuffed our bags to the limit with Target runs and numerous trips to the mall. But the trip is still exhausting and not relaxing in the least. But if a jam-packed trip is the price we pay for this amazing opportunity, I’ll take it every time. I was super worried (shocker, right?) about the flight with the baby, but he did alright. The flight back to Copenhagen was a bit of a disaster, complete with the worst flight crew on Earth. The shortest version of the story is flight attendants yelling at us, crying baby, crying mama, and projectile vomiting. I reminded myself over and over again that we never had to fly overnight with an 8-month-old ever again!
Fun things we did in the US…saw nearly all of our friends, our friends threw us a great party, went shopping with my sister, G went golfing with the Hubs, ate SO MUCH barbecue, my dad got to meet the Danish, and the Hubs and I discovered how amazing Shake Shack shakes are. We also had some family pictures taken with my sister’s kids, so I was very glad for that.
I will say the one thing I really wanted was a picture of the Danish in front some sign at the airport that said “Welcome to the United States of America”. Alas, all of those signs are in the Customs section of the airport. Which is full of signs reminding you that cell phone use is banned. So, I had to settle for a photo of us in front of a sign that says Newark. I’ll take it!
So another trip done. Despite the rough flight home, we continue to be amazed at how our kids travel like champs. We are raising little wanderers and couldn’t be happier about it.