I have never been this far from my kids and that worries me out. What if something happens? It is a 19 hour flight back to the states, plus time getting back to North Carolina. Alot can happen in that time. What if they need to talk to us? With an 11 hour time difference, no cell phone and them having to dial internationally to the hotel who knows if they will be able to reach us.
My kids schedules are pretty busy. School, gymnastics, baseball, AWANAS, youth group, homework... I am worried that we will come home and find my mom babbling "ba ba ba ba" like Goldie Hawn in Overboard. However with my bound instruction manual for mom she should be okay (can we say anal?).
Let's reevaluate those hours on an airplane. We have a 2 hour flight to Chicago and then a 19 hour flight to Singapore. From there we have another hour flight to Phuket. Don't worry we do stop for fuel in Hong Kong, we just don't deplane (yes I am that pathetic and called to ask). Nineteen hours inside the same airplane. In my seat. With Matt. I have a horrible time sleeping on a plane and am a wee bit claustrophobic so who knows how this will go. I have thought about getting the Dr to give me something for my nerves, but I have this fear of having a bad reaction and dying somewhere over the ocean. Maybe there will be some cool commercial real estate magazines left behind for me to look through. You always find the most interesting items in airplane seat pockets.
Asia is a totally different place than anything I have ever been to before. Don't get me wrong, it will be amazing. But there are also alot of unknowns. Luckily Matt has been to Thailand before so he knows what to expect. He just told me to make sure I brush my teeth with bottled water and do not have any ice or vegetables or fruit off a street stand without washing it myself in bottled water and I should be okay. I'll just keep in the back of my mind the travel clinic nurse's warning to stay away from the rabid monkeys and wild dogs. And I will try not to think about what lives in the water over there. And I definitely won't Google anything.
Speaking of food, I do not eat anything that lives in water. Plus I am allergic to coconut. I may not eat for 10 days.
I know I am silly. I am getting an amazing life experience and I am excited. But the older I get the more type A and less adventurous I get. Plus add on the vast amounts of things I need to get done before my mom gets here in 8 days and it is a cause for guzzling Pepcid AC by the bottle.