Baby on Board
I really want to take a trip, but I dread the idea of being on a plane, stuck with her sitting on my lap, knowing full well that she doesn't like to sit anywhere for very long. She's not old enough to enjoy a DVD or to sit and play with toys, quietly. She's not old enough to enjoy our destination or to remember it, even, once we've returned. The trip I want to take is not for her, but I would want to take her along regardless. I just wish I could sit on a plane or on a tour bus or a scenic boat ride with her. She will not sit, not for me and not for long. I will end up being the person that everyone around me hates. The one with the screaming baby, who disrupts your travel experience.
But if I HAD to do it, it would end up being done, right? If I had a sick relative to visit in, say, Peru, we would make the trip despite the inconvenience. It would have to be done, and we would survive it. So I have to bite the bullet and make a plan to travel with the baby girl in tow (along with the one million things that she will need while we are away!) and alleviate my fear of doing so. Perhaps we'll start close, with a trip to someplace like Miami, say, and then if that goes well we'll get more ambitious and head overseas. With a portable DVD player in hand so at least we'll be able to block out the annoying sound of our baby crying.