It’s been quite a few years since we’ve visited J’s parents, and since R is now 1.5 years old, we finally felt that we were ready to make the trek (though not without considerable trepidation about how she’d react to the 13-hour flight to Korea). As it turns out, she did very well on the plane and only had one small spell of whininess before dropping off from exhaustion and sleeping the last 6 hours of the flight. Phew.
On the other hand, it turns out that toddlers take a little while to adjust to jetlag. We’ve now been in Korea for about 5 days, and this is the first day that she hasn’t woken up around 1AM and run around the apartment playing for 3 hours in a row before falling back asleep. Instead she just woke up at 5AM. It could be worse, of course. She could be up crying for 3 hours a night instead of laughing and jumping and reading books.
So for approximately the next 3 weeks we’ll be hanging out in Korea, visiting family, and eating lots of really good food. And working. It’s nice to have a job where I can take longer trips to see family without needing to burn 3 weeks of vacation.