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World’s Youngest Blogger: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Posted on | September 1, 2012 | 11 Comments

Everybody has to have a first plane trip.

At thirteen months, my teen-age self headed over to Germany to on the occasion of grandmother’s birthday. Parents being the embarrassment that they are, mom and dad neglected to tell grandma and grandpa that we were coming!
When the video starts, mom was seen out the dining room window. Grandpa looked out and noted that a woman walked by that looked like his daughter, down to the hair style. Of course, grandpa knew that mom, dad and I were in Virginia, having left us there Thursday. Old people are so easily confused like that!

Of course, grandma freaking out at seeing me made me freak out, too. But I quickly recovered and got back to work, making some phone calls.


11 Responses to “World’s Youngest Blogger: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been”

  1. richard mcenroe
    September 1st, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    Yes, Itty BItty, you’ve learned an important lesson. Your parents will embarrass you in front of everybody….

  2. richard mcenroe
    September 1st, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    So how did he fly?

  3. smitty
    September 1st, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    The landing sucked, but otherwise, no’ so bad.

  4. Dandapani
    September 1st, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    Were his arms tired?

  5. richard mcenroe
    September 1st, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    *rimshot* try the veal.

  6. rosalie
    September 1st, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    The little guy will soon be a seasoned traveler like my seven year-old grandson who travels from Portland, OR to Spain every summer to visit his relatives there. Enjoy!

  7. smitty
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    Indeed, and his tires were armed.

  8. Anamika
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    While going on a vacation with kid(s), journey by plane and staying at (a family) home is easier…compared to journey by a car/bus and staying at a hotel.

    I once went on a 5 day vacation with two kids (19 & 38 months) and 4 more adults (including the two parents and two grand parents.) The plane journeys were short but changing flights and taking care of them was a task. the bigger problem was staying at a resort (4 star) and traveling by a vechile for sightseeing etc. That was an hour-by-hour mission in itself. Finally, the adults took turns babysitting the kids in the hotel. I had the (un)pleasant oppurtunity to change the diapers once, but I didn’t/couldn’t(never did, till now)…luckily I found someone else just in time to do that for me!

    I think your travel troubles are still in the infant state, Smitty. This is the time to watch out for…18 months to 4 years. From what I hear, that’s when the kids are the biggest pain in the ***.

  9. Fausta
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    How wonderful!

    May God bless him & keep him, like my Grandma used to say.

  10. Bob Belvedere
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    You all made my day.

  11. Red
    September 3rd, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    OH MY QTE! Have fun kiddo!