Maya’s Big Adventure

Yesterday, my husband and I flew home from Florida accompanied by our 9 month old granddaughter.  It has been a long time since we did this parenthood thing.  We were, and are, both a nervous wreck about taking on this responsibility for a few months.

Talk about helicopter parents, you haven’t seen anything until you saw us yesterday.  Starting with the car seat – is it in safely, is she belted in safely, maybe she is belted in too tight….

On to the stroller, how does the car seat come out of it, how does it fold up, how does it unfold, how on earth do these belts and buckles work.  Doesn’t the manufacturer realize I have arthritis in my hands?????

Ok, we got to the car rental place.  Yikes, we have to put the stroller on the shuttle.  Onto the shuttle with the help of the driver who is a grandpa.  Uh oh, it takes up the whole aisle and we aren’t the first stop.  Ok, the airport at last.

What do you mean there is a two hour delay?  Birds flew into the plane engine.  Oh boy, this is going to be a long day.

How does the top of this container twist off??  I guess they don’t expect arthritic fingers to twist and snap.  Those onesies are very cute but those snaps, oh my.  It is enough to make MeMe use language that is unsuitable for young ears.

Plane at last.  Oh no again, the car seat doesn’t fit in the plane seat.  Maya gets to sit like a big girl with the gigantic seat belt around her waist.  MeMe and Pop Pop discover the best toy ever is a half empty water bottle (go figure).

New Jersey at last.  Soon to be home to meet the rest of the waiting family.  Oh no, sound asleep in the car at 7 PM.  I wonder what the night is going to be like?


Here I am in New Jersey.  MeMe hasn’t got the hang of the clothes yet.

Guess what, we made it through the night with no problems and on are on to day two.

Wish us luck,


About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

8 Responses

  1. Holly M @muellerholly

    OH, my goodness. What an adventure. She’s so sweet, you’ll get the hang of it, and soon you won’t be able to imagine life without her in your home!


  2. Lynn

    It sounds like your days and maybe nights will be filled with so much . . . so much love. laughs and all good stuff rolled into one! Your granddaughter is adorable! Have fun!!!


  3. What an adorable baby! You definitely have a challenge ahead of you, but I can see the love you have for your granddaughter. You are going to do great! I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I know how you feel there! You will figure everything out. 🙂 Good luck MeMe and Pop Pop!


  4. Judy C.

    Oh, I can truly understand how all of those new fangled contraptions can give one a reason to wonder. This will be quite an adventure for all 3 of you, but you will handle it (just like you did when you raised your children). Good luck and and God Bless. I look forward to reading more of your adventures with your beautiful granddaughter.



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