Recently I wrote about the joys of traveling without Chandler. Getting in and out of the airport felt like an absolute breeze. Meals were relaxing. Sleep was restful.
This weekend my wife and I went out of town for the weekend to attend a friend’s wedding. We left Chandler at home with the Grandparents. Here are the worst things about traveling without your child.
1. Where are the wet wipes when you need them? Wet Wipes have become an essential part of our life and are a cure-all for any messy problems. Without a child around, there’s no need to carry Wet Wipes with you, but this weekend we had several occasions where it would have been nice to have a pack of Wet Wipes handy.
2. You mean…I have to talk to these people? At the wedding there were a lot of really interesting people who I had absolutely no interest in meeting. It’s not that I don’t want to know who they are, it’s that I am extremely bad at conversation. My wife is amazing at it. She asks really inquisitive questions and always seems so interested in their world. But without her around I’m dead in the water. Thanks to Chandler, I usually have a great excuse to be pulled away from the adult table. After all, look at me, running around with my kid…I’m such a good father, right? Thanks, now leave me alone.
3. Nobody wants to sing the Wheels on The Bus Go Round and Round with me? Seriously, I love singing this song.