Cleveland Vacation: Lessons Learned:
- It is easier to switch from stroller to carseat and back with the sit 'n' stroll in the livingroom than in the concourse. I have many bruises to attest to how badly I can mess up when I'm rushed. Fortunately, Teddy thinks having the wheels collapse under him is hilarious.
- Don't fly to Cleveland from Boston on Delta. Life's hard enough already without having to do transfers on a two-hour flight.
- Don't carry the carseat with the baby in it. Too heavy, too hard to manipulate. Check the other luggage, and carry the baby and carseat separately.
- Always bring cheese, animal crackers, and nursing pads. The first two are for the baby; the last become necessary when you can only nurse from one side (we're talking boobinal explosion).
- Check the neighborhood of the hotel, not just the hotel. I would've sprung for the extra $20 to be someplace a bit less skeevy (but not the extra $100 to stay at the Sheraton).
- Don't forget the impact of babies on your own clothes. We packed plenty for Teddy, but I had to do laundry because I had cheese and animal crackers smeared on my pants. And there was that boobinal explosion, too.
- I can't sit on the seats in the waiting areas at Logan. My knee freaked out every time I tried... and I don't like it when my knee freaks out while I'm holding Teddy.
Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: Teach Your Children (CSN&Y)