And what about the advice on traveling without kids!?

I am sitting at the airport waiting for my flight to New York. I don’t have a fear of flying but the rain has been relentless and the drive here was enough to add to to my already anxious mind of being away from my kids and Devang.  It’s funny how I have plenty of advice to give on traveling with kids but absolutely nothing on traveling without!! Except I can confirm that it is very very very hard emotionally. The kids are in great hands with their grandmas who have both been so kind to remind me that I shouldn’t  worry and just go and have a great time. The worry part I can get over but I miss them so much already! And I keep staring longingly at the little cranky kids that are all over the airport today; I am sure that’s not creepy at all.
So why go? Well, I have some amazingly inspiring friends who always make me feel a little more happier, smater, and culturally aware of things that I miss out on. And now that I see less of them since the move, I want to make every effort to get together and catch up. Only if the weather knew this much too! (Crazy weather + small plane + missing kids = I need a drink at 7am)
My dearest babies, have fun, be good, and miss your mama but not too much. I will be home soon. Kisses!

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. She writes about everything from travel, food, books, and family. Her current project includes a series of children's books to teach Hindi. She is a native Tar Heel who has also lived in Washington DC and Chicago.

2 thoughts on “And what about the advice on traveling without kids!?

  1. ooooh, your kids are so cute! I know what you mean – you just a kid-free break, then you go away and you miss them so much! I think every mum experiences that. Good on you for having a fab kid-free break!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very lucky to have two terrific kids. And you are absolutely right, that little bit of time away was so refreshing. I also think it’s important for the kids to know that they have a wonderful support system when mommy is away. They had a fantastic time with the grandmas and I’m still hearing about it! Win Win.

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