Words to describe vacationing with toddler…
Let me explain:
It is so much fun to travel with a toddler. Toddlers are fun. They run from place to place with excitement. Everything is new and ready to be explored. You are there for the one and only purpose of facilitating their fun.
It is non stop. They run from place to place with excitement, with no off switch. They are like energizer bunnies, and you are doing all you can to drink enough coffee to keep up.
Babies feel everything with a sense of wonderment that is refreshing. Without a toddler we would walk onto the same old beach and listen to the same old ocean crash against the shore. With a toddler, every grain of sand is new. Walking into the ocean is a dangerous adventure as they grip your hand for their life and laugh as the waves crash over their legs.
Toddlers are exhausting. Like really, really exhausting. Remember when I said it is non-stop? From sunrise (really before sunrise) and until sunset you are turned on. Your long walks on the beach are now spent carrying a 30 lb toddler because their feet are too tired to walk. Your sun time is spent making sure they don’t eat all the sand on the beach and your pool time is consumed with water slides and pool toys.
Chaos. All routines go out the window. You are sleeping in different beds and new rooms. Naps are pushed, time zones are changed and all you can do is pray that you will somewhat adjust before you have to pack everything up and return home.
With all the chaos that traveling with a toddler adds, I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love having those extra set of eyes to explore with. She sees things that I would miss and she embraces people who I might walk by. It is exhausting… but it is fun.
What words would you add to my list of How to Describe Traveling with a Toddler?