Tonight’s plan for once the kids are sleeping consists of the following…

1. Arrange the porter service at Heathrow because we have 5 large bags (including an 80 pound bag of my medications for the year), four carry-ons, and two children, both of whom are likely to be incredibly cranky after a night of traveling.

2. Car service from Heathrow to Cambridge because every other method of transit requires multiple transfers with said luggage and children and ends up costing every bit as much.

3. A good-sized grocery delivery from Tesco of essentials to arrive at our new home a couple of hours after we arrive so that we do not have to drag ourselves out in order to provide Bee with the essentials, especially since doing so would also involve quickly finding our way around on public transport after likely not having slept in at least twenty-four hours.

While I know all of these steps are incredibly practical and wise I cannot help but feel ridiculously bourgeois. I half expect my younger self to appear through a time-rift, take a look at me in my Doc Martens, shake his head once very sadly, and kick me in the shins. I might deserve it, but then again I just don’t care. I want to be able to give Bee some Bourbon Cremes for tea and then be able to wash the dishes afterward.

But then again I did thank the Dead Kennedys in the acknowledgements of my book, so I am pretty sure that evens things out.


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5 Responses to Bourgeois…

  1. 1
    Maggie Magee says:

    Enjoy the moment–all is well and should be!

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    Joanne Jones says:

    Fingers crossed that the immigration people don’t keep you waiting when you arrive! Best of luck for your journey here! I hate travelling with my 2yr old son! Particularly the bit where they put Dog Dog through the x-ray machine! Anyway, sensible though your plans are, they are essential and have you tried custard cream biscuits? Bit like a vanilla flavoured bourbon, if not! Happy travels!

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    ginevra says:

    We spent a year at University in Japan, taking with us similar age children. My husband had left a bag of tiny Easter eggs in his coat (it was just after Easter). We were awfully glad of them when we were sitting, confused & tired, in the airport at the other end 😉

    Hope all goes well for you!

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    jill says:

    Yes, but your younger self also could have done the whole flight without napping, hitchhiked to Cambridge, slept on the floor and eaten whatever was at the local convenience store for a week without blinking.

    I felt the same way when we had baby #4 and had to buy a minivan and started buying clothes for my kids from big box stores (because I am not saintly enough to drag four children through numerous thrift stores just to find four pairs of rubber boots).

    Have fun! And pat your DocMarten wearing self on the head and smile condescending-ly at him. There’s no use arguing with people like that (lol)

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    Samantha says:

    All the cool kids use tesco home delivery 😉 The rich cool kids use Sainsbury’s 🙂

    If it’s your first order from Tesco you can get £10 off your first £50 shop though,

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