And yes, it does!
Lukas was still 3 months from first seeing the light of day when Mrs. LIAYF and I last went on holiday. (A memorable trip to Oahu)
However we, along with Lukas, will be boarding a Big Ol’ Jet Aeroplane tomorrow for a trip down the left coast a few hundred miles to the city by the bay, San Francisco. It is meant to be an extended weekend of sightseeing, fun, relaxation, and visiting family who have never met our new addition nor we thiers.
We, however, are a family steeped in routine. And this routine has worked out well for us so far. Other than a couple of nights at the hospital back in October, Lukas has not spent a night away from home since he was born. He is in bed and asleep by 7:30 each and every night.
Hopefully, relaxation will be the end result. We really need it.
I say hopefully only because this will be the first flight for our son, and even though it is only a short two hour trip, I am a bit nervous about how he will react to it, and to being away from home. I know, I know. Most of you out there with kids his age have probably been on several flights by now with the little ones and consider it no big deal.
So to us, and more importantly to Lukas, the flight and hotels will be a considerable change. I do think Luke is plenty old enough to take the change in routine in stride, but like most change, it still makes me just slightly nervous to consider. Plus, there is the whole concept of what to pack for an extended trip with a toddler. Will we choose the right things for the limited amount of space? I know. I'm really not as concerned about this as it must sound.
I sure will be happy when all that speculation is past and we can finally get on to the business of having fun, forgetting about work, and getting together with family.
It should be a great weekend!