I am traveling without my little boy today. It feels like a whole new world traveling without him. I traveled alone so many times before Edward was born but since he was born, catching a plane without him has not happened that often.
Going through security is surely easier! Less bags and no drama about having to put his cars in the tray.
He literally holds on to his cars (not one but as many as he can manage to hold in his two hands) with such strength.
Of course then there are his demands, mainly his request to be carried.
He insists and says to me ‘up mummy up mummy’. I obviously have to oblige to avoid any tantrums at the airport.
Generally he is well behaved but today I will get my 3 hours of ‘me time’ which will include working and reading and maybe a power nap!
But I will miss him sitting on me and holding me tight (he refuses to sit in his seat) repeating the following words a zillion times ‘clouds’ ‘sky’ and ‘down down down’ when the plane is landing.
Absolutely adorable and I miss him already, but this is the reality I have to live with to somehow balance career and family.
Is it hard? Yes.
It is doable? Yes! With lots and lots of help and support.
Blog post by BuzyMummy guest contributor: Dr. Roselyn Borg Knight LL.D., LLM, who has been practising law for the past 15 years. In 2006, she moved to the UK where she set up a boutique law firm, specialising in employment law. She served as a Gender Equality Expert reporting directly to the EU Commission for three years and in 2011 she set up Twenty-one Law in Malta to provide employment law advice to both employers and employees. Dr Borg Knight also develops and delivers employment training programmes locally. Discover more here.