As of 27 February 2012, Zinc is our home again. It feels good. Really good.
The trip from Burleigh to Langkawi was a mission. We hauled two suitcases, two surfboard bags, one portacot, one stroller, two backpacks, one nappy bag, one camera bag, two small passport pouches (weighing in total 142.5kg) and one toddler (weighing 10.5kg) in a car, two planes, a taxi, a ferry and a golf buggy. Generally, Willow had a lovely time- Dale and I, not so much.
We have adjusted Willow’s routine to account for the elements. The sun rises and sets here at around 7.30am/7.45pm. Quite different from the 5am/7pm that it was doing on the Gold Coast. We are putting Willow down at 7.45/8pm and she is up at 6.30/6.45am. We are not into the late bed time- we love our Willow-free time in the evenings- however, with the sun shining so late there is absolutely no way we can get her down without a battle. And there are already too many battles each day as we set boundaries about what she can/cannot do and where she can/cannot go on board. Gee. The girl has “spirit”. We hope we can set the boundaries without completely stamping the spirit out. It could be an asset to her one day. Anyway, we will be in Thailand soon where the sun does something again which should be conducive to a 7pm bedtime.