I have lots to learn when it comes to travelling with (small) children. At home we follow a strict routine when it comes to meal times and sleep and I think it is routine that keeps us sane. When we travel, routine doesn’t exist (jetleg, new environment) and life can be hell sometimes.
Our trip didn’t have a great start and I don’t know what would have been of us if it wasn’t for my in laws and their endless patience and love for our two girls.
We left London with Laura burning with fever and having medication every 3-4 hours. She got worse when we got here, and if I was trying to pretend it was a “normal” illness of a toddler, I freaked out when I was lying down with her and several times she jumped and shivered so violently that she woke up but without noticing what she had just done.
So our first day in Romania was marked by a trip to A&E here, three different medications, including an antibiotics, and change of plans for the weekend. We simply couldn’t go far to the mountains until Laura was feeling better.
On top of that, I’ve noticed red marks on my left breast, with a strong pain and the area being hot. I actually had fever in the night. I’m hoping that I’m not going to develop mastitis now and on holidays!!
Today, instead of going to wherever we were going to, we went to a place nearby, in the middle of nature to have a picnic. Laura was such a pain, asking to go home, crying about everything. She spits the antibiotics, doesn’t want to eat, is rude to people… Beatrice should be easier, but even the littlest one has been crying more than normal, not feeding well and not sleeping enough during the day. *sigh* It makes us wonder whether this family holiday thing is worth it.
Luckily (for me), summer and warm temperatures make me feel more positive about things. So, what could have been a tiring and stressful day out, was and fun tiring and stressful day out. I ate lots and was wearing sleeveless shirt and wasn’t sweating like a pig (it was warm, with fresh breeze, not boiling hot).
Let’s hope the night won’t be eventful and we can all rest and be in a good mood for tomorrow’s day trip.