Honey... where are the kids?

Children - Two children
@paula27661 (15900)
Australia
March 26, 2009 9:19pm CST
As any parent would know life changes when children come along; it changes a lot! You basically have to face the fact that it will never be the same again, ever! It's all good though, kids bring the greatest joy Uhmmm...Most of the time... Many years ago during my pre-children years a friend and I did some travelling and we back packed through Asia amongst other places. We met a lot of people during our travels and we made very good friends. We encountered a couple in Thailand that was doing pretty much what we were doing with a three year old in tow! The kid has his own little back pack and was having the greatest time; he was actually the best behaved three year I had ever seen. This couple was determined that parenthood was not going to deter them from all the adventures they had planned pre-baby. I have a child now and the most adventurous thing with have done with her is go on a five hour plane ride when she was five! What about you? What’s the most adventurous place you have your taken your kids to?
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
27 Mar 09
That's a good discussion. I am single and I have been living my lives in my own terms and the way I want to. But I have seen my sisters how their dreams and priorities change with time, with their children born! I think, kids are wonderful and they do take up major part of the day in the initial phase. but after that we must chase our dreams. Most couples get lost in those initial days and by the time the kid grows a little older their dreams get dormant, they get lethargic.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
That is very true, we tend to leave things on the back burner while we tend to the kids; it is very easy to lose yourself in parenthood. Couples need to set time aside for themselves away from the children every now and then. We have an arrangement with my sister; we take care of each other's kids regularly so we can have some space for ourselves. Thanks mimpi!
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
27 Mar 09
That's so great! That way you can spend your time. Things do get so much refreshed after a small outing or dinner! I just wish my sisters are here. I would just love to babysit the kids while they can have their romantic dates.
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
27 Mar 09
What is the resemblance of title of this discussion to the words you have shared with us? No, I have never visited anywhere with my kids because I am not married yet. When I will be marrying then I will take my kids with me to some adventurous place. This would definitely be a great experience for my kids. Thanks for sharing.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
I'm sure when you have kids you will take them to many fun places and have a ball, thanks for responding!
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
28 Mar 09
You didn't answer my frist question! What is the resemblance of title of this discussion to the words you have shared with us?
• United States
27 Mar 09
When our daughter was three months old we took her on a plane trip across the country to see her grandmother. We drove through two states and visited many relatives. She was unsettled at first until we bought her a little musical clown that we could hang on the side of the portable crib. We did many trips in the car when she was young. I would wrap her toys in bright paper and when she would get fussy, I would hand her a wrapped up toy and she would get so excited that she would settle down and play with it. Of course we got out and walked around a lot so that she would get exercise on the road. I guess our biggest adventure besides moving to different states for my husband's work was taking a cruise to the Caribbean for seven days when she was six. We took her snorkeling off of St. John's. All went well until she stuck her head in the water and realized there were "fishies" in the water. Her and her daddy loved walking the deck of the ship during the cruise and leaning into the wind at the front of the ship. To this day she talks about the baked Alaska that was served during the last evening meal. She loved it!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
Wow you sure have done some travelling with your daughter! It sounds as though she enjoyed herself very much especially snorkelling; the 'fishies' would put me off too I think! The cruise sounds fantastic; I wish I could go on one! Thanks for a great response!
• United States
27 Mar 09
Believe it or not, we saved our pennies and actually won the cruise because my husband was supposed to get a raise and instead they gave him a cruise. When I look back on it now, we truly have been blessed. The travel has really allowed our daughter to look at life outside the box and we are grateful for that.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
27 Mar 09
We travelled with my then 3 month-old daughter from India to the United States. Surprisingly she gave us no problem as she slept most part of the travel. Then my wife took her back to India when she was 1 and a half year and she wouldnt go without me. After much tantrum and persuation, my wife managed to put her on the plane but throughout the security check at all airport, she would throw a tantrum. That was a nightmare. But as she is growing older she enjoys travelling. And we recently took her to Disneyland and not only her, we too enjoyed it. Not only the rides and the place but the joy in my girl's eyes! Priceless!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
That would have been truly priceless, for sure. It's sweet that she didn't want to go away without you, tough on your poor wife though! Enjoy your beautiful daughter and thanks for responding!
• India
27 Mar 09
Hi LOTTER no i havent took them in any such adventourous place but now after reading t his i will surely do that.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
Glad I inspired you! (LOL)Thanks for responding!
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
27 Mar 09
We went everywhere with our daughter. The circus, parks, museums, restaurants, even movies(she mostly napped). etc. She is almost 6 now. We just had a baby boy. So things have slowed down a bit. When he is out of the sleep all the time mode we will be out adventuring again. We have taken him out. He is at this point not as interested as his big sister.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
Congratulations on the new baby! It does take them a while to become aware and then there's not stopping them! Your daughter sounds good to handle the movies! Thanks for responding!
@liz1122 (47)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I have three sons and they run a muck every day they like to go swimming most of all I have to wait until they get old enough to take them to a really cool water park hey this is Florida.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
They'll love that! Sounds like a great treat to me! Thanks for responding!
• China
27 Mar 09
As a kid.I think say something.I think parents is very pain and great of the world.I have tow sisters.My parent pain of work for us everydays.but the value regoice what is my the others sisters have worked.That can decrease burden for my parents.Thank for my parents very much.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
Sounds like you have a great relationship with your hard working parents and you are grateful to them for all they have done for you which is nice. Thanks for the response!
@cdxisme (17)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
I don't have kid but i think it will be nice if you and your mate in the and take care well the kid.It will be really sweet if you watch your kid grow.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
Thanks for responding!
• United States
27 Mar 09
In my current marriage we've not had the time with graduate school to go anywhere lol, save the zoo and Underwater Adventures. With my older children I took them by myself on a two week trip to visit my mom. Namaste-Anora
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
That's adventurous especially by yourself! Thanks for the response!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
I have a young lady friend here on myLot who travels with her child, and she goes everywhere. Some people are remarkable.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
I know... We are a bit more cautious I think