We made it to Paris!

Let’s just start this off by saying that if you can avoid traveling overseas with a one year old, then do it. Ew and a half. It makes me feel gross just thinking about it. I wanted to drug Maisie up so bad, but I didn’t. Just a little baby Tylenol for her teeth that are popping through. The flight was gross. She screamed for a while (which is a first for her). The only thing that stopped her crying was nursing. Ouch. There is only so much a nursing woman (whose child is almost weaned) can take before she feels like her boobs are going to fall off right then and there. But it was either nurse to the point of numbness or let her scream and disturb all the sleeping people. So my nipples paid the price for the sake of all to sleep. All but me.

Paris is beautiful. It is weird being back. We both feel like we are home, but at the same time, we don’t seem to fit anymore. Like there isn’t a place for us. It feels strange.

The new no-smoking in restaurants law is actually working. Sort of. It is true that people aren’t smoking IN the restaurants, but people are all sitting outside smoking, with the windows wide open so all the smoke comes in anyways. I sat in a smoke free restaurant for lunch and left smelling like I had just smoked a pack myself.

We already went to Starbucks and it made me feel dirty. Why do we go to Starbucks when there are the best cafés here? Because we have friends that work there, that’s why!

We are feeling very jet-lagged right now, so I think we will go walk around Luxembourg park before they close for the night. By the way, to make all you Americans at home jealous…I ate the best chocolate croissants this morning! Maisie did too. She loved them.

That’s all for now!


  1. Jamie on January 23, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Do you know that if it was a year ago, I would be leaving tomorrow to come see you guys. Weird. I’m jealous because I love your city so much. I also miss you guys. Just having you closer feels good. And, if you think I’m jealous of your chocolate croissant you’ll be extra jealous of my can of tuna sitting on my desk here at work ready to be eaten for lunch. Ha! I know, I know…I have such a refined palate!

  2. Donna on January 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Ahhhhh Paris. Thanks for the update!

  3. Amy Ginther on January 23, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for helping wash away any desires of international travel for a while! I can’t imagine Eliza on a plane for that long…then add Lex and Isaac-EWWW is right! I am glad you made it though! I am so sorry that you don’t feel at home there now either. Just remember that you do belong and fit in somewhere-you are Justin’s wife and Maisie’s mommy. That’s all that matters right now! Have a great time taking it all in while you’re there. Miss you tons!

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