Since then the Bean has become a seasoned traveller, and Mr P&P and I are now experienced parents-with-small-child-in-tow. We’ve been to see the respective grandparents several times, attended a wedding in the US, gone to see the extended family in Brazil, spent three weeks in France. In just over a week we will go to the UK, and then it’s off to Brazil again.
So, if there’s one thing we know, it’s airports. And the Bean is getting to know them too. We noticed it already at Easter, but last week, on another trip to see my folks, it was clear beyond doubt: an airport has AAPLAAAA (airplanes)!!!
We also indulge a little: a new toddler rucksack here, a fancy meal there. We spread out and make ourselves at home, as though it’s just another ordinary place. Which, for us expats, it kind of is.