Anyone with children will know that travelling with small beings is anything but a ‘holiday’.
Well, unless you consider a ‘holiday’ (temporarily) losing a child in a foreign city, being covered in projectile vomit or much worse (Yes, it’s possible).
It’s something Mia Freedman was quick to acknowledge in the first episode back of the Mamamia Out Loud podcast when talking about her summer ‘holiday’.
“At this stage I would like to go anywhere alone…which is why I’ve come in to the office to do this podcast! No, I’m officially still on holidays, but just because my kids have been off school for about 45o weeks and I can’t breaaaathe. They’re suffocating me,” she said.
“It’s been funny watching friends of ours who went on holiday with their baby and it was the first holiday with their baby as parents and I just watched the slow burning shock on their faces as they realised ‘holidays’ now had a different meaning.”
In fact, it almost needs a completely different word.
“It’s just as a very wise friend of mine said, don’t even call it a holiday because that just gets your expectations up, you should just call them ‘taking your children to a different location’,” she said.
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“When we went overseas in 2007, my sister would do this funny thing where whenever we drove anywhere she’d projectile vomit on everyone and everything. She was like three years old.”
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