“Oh, you’ll have to stop gallivanting” has been a pretty common response when I’ve told people that I’m going through the adoption process. Because nobody with a baby ever goes further than a mile radius outside of their home, obviously.
But come on, babies travel free pretty much everywhere, including planes, where you also get the added bonus of being seated in the bulkhead, complete with travel cot – why wouldn’t you make the most of that?!
A raised eyebrow and a knowing look from my sister led into warnings about the sheer amount of stuff that I’d have to take with me everywhere – nappies, bottles, sterilising kit, half a dozen outfits (at least) per day, toiletries, toys,and on, and on, and on. Unless I’m going to the middle of nowhere, it’s not like I won’t be able to buy all of that stuff when I get there though – all I’ll need to take is just what I’ll need for the journey itself.
I’m pretty confident that all I’ll need to carry is the baby, and the one big rucksack or suitcase.