Technically It’s The First Time

Throwback to  July 2017

Technically it’s the first time..yes, my eldest grandson is 3 years and 8 months now but during the two “”Mr & Mrs’s only” ” post-parenthood trip his mommy and daddy have planned, my dear hubby has taken care of the offspring solo as I was away on both occasions…When 17 months Aboudi’s parents went to California, I was on a prescheduled trip to Japan playing geisha dress up with a few girls friends๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

A year and a half later, same scenario: when 3 years old Aboudi and 9 months Sama’s Mommy and Daddy took off to NYC, the teta was in Bhutan doing the Druk Path Trek…

The least I can say is that the abuelo was up to the responsibilities with a relish and a rare merit…During the first trip, he used to come home early in order to accompany Aboudi to the nearby park and petting zoo..

During the second one, he took baby Sama to the pediatrician because her mom was worried after one of the daily WhatsApps with the nanny….the redness around her mouth? Hand, foot and mouth disease!!

So yes, technically it’s the first time I’m going to practice the loving role of the teta -babysitting -the -grandkids but how can I compete with “a man with experience “?! Yes, while I was busy typing this in my room, Aboudi was sleeping soundly in my husband’s….

Dressing up

Dressing like the locals gives you a feel of the place, whether for:

-a photoshoot: India, China, Peru and Japan

-modeling the outfit for your travel companions: Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Guatemala

-going out for dinner: Cambodia

-dressing up as an empress for dinner in a โ€œpalace turned restaurantโ€: Vietnam,

Or for the whole stay: Iran.

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E7F8A9CF-211A-49E2-8755-87C007E9012BChina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ 2011 & 2012

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D9BF151C-4FBC-4EE8-A66B-6FCFCC7C9CE0Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช 2011

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7C767B2D-91BA-4FD6-95A4-6F63BEAF6563Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต 2015

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3600B4FE-AD54-49F7-91E0-73FB80768CFFSri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 2004

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3D6B3B5A-3625-439B-8DDB-76827307EA01Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ 2007

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DE3140B6-EACF-4B17-9086-841C9DCDF2D9Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น 2015

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E6B37512-C0C6-45D9-80F5-6EB6250391E9Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ 2003

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BD2C42A3-90EF-4BD6-AE50-0A7A1F89C817Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ 2001

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Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท 2001 & 2003