The grounds were park-like and the kids had a really good time exploring them. It was great to be able to let them have some freedom to roam and explore.
I got to spend a day at the spa with the other women who were there for the wedding and D watched the kids for the day. They hit the pool
and then headed to town to pick up a few essentials. D loves interesting vehicles and has a tradition of taking his picture in front of them. This time, the kids got to be part of it:
Between a big day out with D and jet-lag, these two couldn't stay up through dinner
Exploring the resort
Playing with the tadpoles they found in a fountain
Earth wants the stairs!
On our second day in Chiang Mai, we headed into town with M and P, the kids' godparents, to have a look around. Our first stop was the umbrella factory. The village we were staying in, Bo Sang, is known for it's traditional umbrella making and we got to walk around and watch the craftspeople at work
We stopped at a temple and I tried to explain Buddhism to Sky. I don't think I got through because she kept asking why Jesus was sitting down...
The rest of the day was filled with nap time and school work, and then the wedding rehearsal and dinner in the evening. The kids went to bed at their normal time but jet-lag woke them up around 3 in the morning. It was my turn to stay up with them, so this happened:
As I said in my last post, the hardest thing for D and I on this trip was dealing with the kids' jet-lag. They're just not old enough to know to try to roll over and go back to sleep or to lay in bed with a book. If they're awake, they're up and going. To be honest, it used to make me really mad (I love my sleep!) but I've gotten a lot better at handling it. Thankfully, the resort had great wifi so we were able to stream TV shows for the kids when mornings started way too early. Wild Kratts counts as educational TV, right?
Have you dealt with jet-lag and kids before? What worked for you, or didn't?
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