Friday, March 30, 2012

bali bound































elodie and i are catching a midnight flight to bali. thankfully i talked to my best friend who takes her two small children from san francisco to jordan every summer. she had the most wonderful perspective saying, "children don't need to be entertained every second" which counters every travel with kids post i've looked at in the past few weeks. i think she has a point. if i am frantically trying to entertain her, sticking things in her face to keep her every move engaged, what am i teaching her about down time? discomfort is something we all have to experience at one point or another, like it or not. i set the tone of our travels with my energy. so today i am taking an extra long yoga class and will hopefully lead the way for her to relax, read books, sleep a little, cry a little, and just sit and hug mama. for 22 hours. eek!

all orders placed on the littlest shop will be shipped after i return on april 9th. see you on the other side!

palm springs, new years eve 2011 photo by bonnie tsang

11 comments:

  1. have a safe flight! i look forward to hearing more about your flight, we're taking baby J {toddler J hehe} to Europe in October so I'm definitely trying to figure out how this will work.

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  2. i totally agree, i tell my son that "some things in life are boring" from this he has learned patience. and it is funny when he'll quietly say "mama, this is sooo boring" but he still behaves, it's wonderful!

    have a lovely trip! xx

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  3. Hope your flight goes smoothly--fingers crossed!

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  4. Sticker books work a treat - hours of fun for them and some down time or you - of course you are prob mid flight as I write this - but good for the flight home!!!!!

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  5. Ah Bali, our honeymoon spot! Enjoy and I am sure she will be fine on the trip. Safe travels.
    xo
    E
    P.S. Just found your blog...would love for you to check out mine when you return as I am a newbie.

    http://www.urbanchiqueness.com

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  6. I love that... "downtime" is okay. I read an article that said that we all need 20 minutes of being bored before we can come up with a new idea.

    wishing you a wonderful trip!

    xoxo
    -wakako

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  7. Your friend's advice/reminder is absolutely beautiful. I'll have to remember that when I have kids. By the way, just found your blog and I love it. The photos are wonderful and your voice is needed in the blog-o-sphere!

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  8. My son is only 5 months old but we'll be doing a lot of traveling with him because our family lives on the east coast. I'm glad you wrote this post because I was already starting to panic about the toddler years on an airplane! :)

    xo
    Rachel
    http://picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com/

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  9. such a cute photo :0) you both are hilarious and beautiful!

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  10. Q interprets the sensation of boredom as physical pain. She can't separate the two. When she gets bored on a plane, she starts saying "Owww, OWWWWWWW!" When you ask her what's wrong, she says "I'm so BORED!" It used to alarm me, but she and I are both coming to terms with it bit by bit. The travel is worth the "pain" of boredom.

    Enjoy your stay in beautiful Bali!

    ps - the dress just arrived and it's so sweet!

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  11. I saw the dress on Maia's Q and I loved it. You have such pretty stock in your online store. I hope you have bigger sizes down the road. I travel with my little ones and they are happy with any electronics for the long plane ride. They are good travelers, I got lucky. I was a jumping bean at their age.

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