April 10, 2015
Juggling Kids and Family on a Work Trip
A big thank you to Tiny Expats for hosting me as a Guest Blogger on her blog yesterday!
If you’d have asked me if I would bring my kids along on my work trip 4 years ago, you’ll get a resounding NO. It would be a NO, NO, NO and NO all the way. But, I guess I had a change of heart. I discussed it with Silver Bullet and to my surprised, he was gamed to tag along to mind the kids.
It was the only push I needed to do something I would not normally do or even considered, and go into uncharted waters. And so it was decided – my maiden work trip with the entire family in tow.
With that, I thought I’d share a little of my “acquired wisdom” on juggling kids and family on a work-trip:
- (note to self) Always, always, always remember to check the passport’s expiry date and make sure that each passport has a validity period of 6 months. Sounds duh! I know, but trust me, things like that DO slip your mind. Thank god for a second passport, or one of my kids would not have been able to travel. (Read about the mayhem here)
- The kids have noooo ideeeea how lucky they are to be able to travel so much at such a young age. It’s good for their worldliness, although I feel that I need to remind them that this is not a norm.
- Research for activities to do with the kids in advance rather than have a “just-wing-it” attitude. Have you ever tried planning AND searching for a place to go there and then, wondering where you should head for the day as the time is ticking away while your little monkeys run amok in a 35 sqm hotel room and tearing down the hallway? Unless you have little angels, I rest my case.
Hop on over to her blog here to read my entire musing on the “acquired wisdom” which I have written for Tiny Expats! Don’t forget to check out her other postings on expats kids and travel with kids as well as events which she hosts.
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Great job! we added snacks, books and IPAD of course 🙂 big hugs to you all
Of course, the IPAD! 😀 xxx.