As JJ is a bit older now I want to start taking him on holidays. This is a bit daunting because it will be just him and me ALL the time with no break from each other which puts me off a bit but I want to do it nevertheless.
So, I’d been thinking of going to Queensland as it will be warm when I want to go there. Then I realised I’d never been to Perth so I thought I’d go there instead. I looked up airfares and realised that it would turn into an expensive holiday after paying for airfares and accommodation. This is why some of my friends go to Asia for their holidays because it’s not much more expensive to fly there and it’s cheap once you’re there.
I put my holiday plans on hold for a bit to think some more. Then at work recently I nearly had a chance to go to the States for a conference in July. Unfortunately that was kyboshed so my manager could go but as a ‘consolation’ prize I get to go to Perth for a one day workshop which happens to be during the school holidays. Therefore I get a free flight to Perth.
My brain immediately started ticking when I realised that I could take JJ but I’ll have to get him babysat for the one day of my workshop.
I’ve got some feelers out but if anyone from Perth reads this blog and knows of childcare options please let me know. I don’t know if I’m able to put him in vacation care for a day at a school there as it will be school holidays there also. I’ll have to find out.
My other option is to put him on a plane back to Adelaide and have someone pick him up and look after him until I get back. I’m hesitant to do this as it’s a fairly lengthy flight from Perth to Adelaide.
So it appears as though I’m going to Perth folks. I can’t wait.
Sorry I can’t help you there (although it would have been very expensive to come to where I could help you). Good luck!
Try contacting some travel agents in Perth, there must be some kind of childcare available for out-of-towners.
Megan from Imaginif says
This is too good an opportunity for you to miss – there has to be something. I suggest contacting a travel agent that specialises in kid tours. If you could correspond your training day with a day he can go on an organised tour it would be a perfect learning opportunity for you both. Try byokids.com.au they are the kid holiday gurus and offer some amazing services.
Megan, byokids looks like a great website. Even if it doesn’t help with my particular problem it doesn’t matter. Thanks.
That’s fabulous news. Enjoy! I’m sure you will find good childcare. I love holidays:-)
Re the plane to Adelaide option, actually that would work out fine if you have no other option. My nephews have been travelling between Sydney and Adelaide as unaccompanied minors for several years now. They really love it and the stewards/esses always make a huge fuss of them and take good care of them. And the kids always complain that the plane flight was too short, so.. 😉
Then again I remember when I was a kid and flew with my parents from Australia to Greece which took about 27 hours, I remember I did not sleep during that time, I just looked out the window and I loved every second of it. When we arrived they had to literally drag me off the plane screaming and crying because I wanted to keep going wherever the plane went. So that might run in the family.
If you call the hotel you’ll be staying at, usually they will have some options for child care.
Thanks Snoskred. I’m sure things will work out.