Before we left for our trip, I wanted to write a post that said “I hope this doesn’t trip doesn’t end with someone saying ‘We need to move the island.'” But I thought it would be too morbid. But now that I’m back, I can say it. THANK GOD no one said it and we were able to spend one very fun and blissful week on the gorgeous island of Maui. (That was for all the other “Lost” nerds)

I miss Maui already. Frozen drinks, Baby-Ko in the pool, fresh towels and sheets every day… I could have easily stayed for another week (or two). Honestly, I was worried about what traveling with a baby would be like, and it really wasn’t that terrible. Sure there were moments, but the look on Baby-Ko’s face as he took in all the new sights and sounds made it totally worth it. AND the nanny that we hired for 4 hours one day so Mommy could fry her ass off, helped too.

Having a baby changes a lot of things, but I think the thing (especially when it comes to travel) that has really changed for me is my attention to GERMS. Yes, Germs. I am usually a germa-phobe. A surgeon in a public bathroom or area: I touch nothing. I’m seriously like a magician. But when you have an 8 month old who will stop at nothing to get his mouth on the airplane seat armrest (vomit), or rub his hands up and down the walls of the lavatory as I change him over the toilet (double, triple & food poisoning vomit), I think you are forced to sort of just (dare I say it?) GET OVER IT.

And so I did. Kind of. Sort of. Well, almost. I mean, I had these organic, natural wipes that I used on Baby-Ko’s hands as much as I could, and beyond that I just had to turn a blind eye. That said, I’m not quite ready to adopt the “5 second” rule that T-Ko is happy to enforce. The floor is a whole other story….

P.S. If you haven’t already noticed, I have ADS on my website now. I am now affiliated with a great website called MomLogic.com which is owned /operated by Warner Bros. & Telepictures. They have my site listed in “sites we love.” I’m really excited about this. Even more excited that Chuck E Cheese was one of the advertisers that popped up in one of the tags this morning.

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  1. Babs
    Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
    You come from a long line of bathroom surgeons and I am soooo proud that you are carrying on the "profession" with our Baby-Ko
  2. Saturday, June 7th, 2008
    Good work "Dr." J-Ko...keep it up...you come by it honestly.
    "Dr." Auntie N