I’m not sure Freddie remembers our first trip to Kefaloni, but I’ll let him off as he was only a bump back then! This time around however, I’m sure he had a fantastic time; even if it was certainly a very different holiday experience for us!
Here’s Freddie’s Top 3 Holiday Rules when travelling with a nearly toddler…
Freddie’s 1st Rule:
Thou shalt NOT need an alarm clock.
Do we ever?
By 8am I had: got us washed and dressed, claimed the sun-beds (vital!), visited the park, been back to the room to stock up the day bag and was headed down for breakfast.
Hmmm… what a relaxing start to the day.
Freddie’s 2nd Rule:
Thou shalt NOT relax unless I’m relaxing (i.e. Sleeping)
You want to sit still you say? Read a novel. Have a swim. Catch some rays.
‘No, you can’t climb up the sun-bed’.
‘No, you can’t drink the pool water’.
‘Please stop poo-ing in the pool!’ (in his swimming nappy of course).
‘Arrrh! Where’s my G&T?’
Freddie’s 3rd Rule:
Thou shalt NOT keep any dignity.
By far the funniest (and most mortifying) moment of the holiday was when I, Mummy, had to go and retrieve a run away baby poop… Yes you read that correct, retrieve a poop. True story!
Said ‘matter’ had rather skilfully rolled out of the nappy and under the sun-bed. What a great pool side accessory!
Mummy’s verdict on holidays with a nearly toddler:
Yes, there’s no relaxation, extra stress, changes to routines and new opportunities/ways for your baby to embarrass you… but it’s also the best FUN!!