I love traveling. Who doesn’t, right? There are many ways in which you can turn your travel experience to better or worse. Obviously, you must research where you are going, what you’re going to do, and what your budget is. Who you’re traveling with is very important too because you don’t want to end up stuck with that person you can’t handle for ten days straight, right?
Well, this is the first time I travel with both of my children. One is three and a half years old and the other is almost a year old. Things were great, I didn’t expect to have some alone time, nor did I expect to have any free time to shower but, all in all, we created good memories.
Things I learned in this trip could be written in a book but this is a post about lollipops. Let’s go back to 2009 when I visited Scotland (swoon, sigh, and nostalgic music). I loved every second in Edinburgh and my husband and I would go to St. Giles cathedral and order from their great selection of tarts. I would walk by everyday and see these big pieces of fudge staring at me. I mean, they would look at me walk by, like the Mona Lisa, I tell you! There was a specific light brown piece which would practically beg to be bought but I never did thinking I’d come back for it.
I never did. (Heartbreaking, tears flowing down my face)
Do you understand, I never did. I never got that piece of fudge and since 2009 and I regret it everyday! I never knew what it tasted like, never knew how it would or wouldn’t crumble on my tongue, and I would never know its flavor.
And why’s that? Because I postponed buying it until the day I would travel and to my surprise St. Giles was closed.
Fast forward to 2017. My husband and I were pushing our children in their strollers in the airport and my three year old passes by a big lollipop and says he wants it.
We were running late and my husband refused so we went on. The light brown fudge popped into my mind and gave me a knowing look, I knew what I had to do.
I held my ground and told my husband that we must buy it or else (OK, not really, I just offered to pay for the overpriced candy) and he lovingly obliged.
We were very late, my husband was very angry, but I got my little boy his candy so it doesn’t haunt him (and me) for the next ten years.
When on vacation, buy your lollipop.