Make my day, baby!
May 21, 2009 10:24am CST
I had quite a motherly experience taking a vacation trip with my then three year old niece eight years ago. The kid was left with me and in my mother's care while her mother who is my sister worked in a place some three hundred kilometers away. She was an overly active kid (she still is) who seemed not to know when her stomach is full. She continuously moved while she emptied her milk and chocolate drinks in just a few minutes and ate the other stuffs i packed for our six to seven hours trip. She is one child who just couldn't keep still for a minute that i was surprised to see her just standing on the seat and barely moving. Then the motionless figure before me emitted a smell that woke up the sleeping passengers and made all heads turn in our direction! I was just so glad that i brought along a nicely scented body spray which briefly overpowered that foul odor! The first stopover was just a few kilometers away and going after a child happily running around and making things difficult for me while having her washed was just so frustrating! It's good that those people understand how children are and know it's a normal occurrence. By the way, everybody thought i was the kid's mother! Oh, well...she is now almost eleven and one of the three mother's day text greetings i received was from her saying i am like a mother to her... How about you? Have you ever had a similar experience traveling with children?
15 Jun 09
Hi alexandra - long time no see That is a beautiful story and it is lovely to read too that you have almost a mother-daughter relationship with your niece. That 'scent' that little ones produce is so special and just goes to prove that everything is in full running order and I think any mum would understand it too. A couple of years ago I looked after a child of three for two weeks at the seaside. The relationship I developed with him was fantastic. He was almost potty-trained completely but when we were on the beach he went haywire as his urge to be in the sea took over. I can't count the times he 'forgot' to mention until it was too late and dealing with that in the sand is not easy! I took loads of spare swimsuits for him every day when we left for the beach! Such fun hahaha!
15 Jun 09
GOSH! Mysd, you just altered the image i tried to picture out of what i have read from your posts (the few i have browsed so far)! That's a revelation! Got to read some more...do your other posts say something about you on a more personal level?
15 Jun 09
Oh I am an open book on here I tend not to put my 'problems' into dicussions as there seem to be enough around but I do mention episodes (even whole chapters ) when commenting. If I have positive experiences from something I have been through that can help then you'll find it in many of my comments. Happy hunting!
12 Jun 09
It is wonderful to hear that you had a chance to take care of your niece and you did it well. It is very nice to hear that she loves you a lot and even sends you mother's day greetings. You are lucky. Thanks for sharing the nice story wtih us. Have a great day!
12 Jun 09
Yeah, and she's coming over to our place tomorrow. She is the oldest of all my siblings' children and she's like my own daughter (i don't have any of my own actually). Our place always liven up with her laughter and antics whenever she's around! Thanks for taking this topic out of the no response pile.