Jet lag sucks

5 Nov

So what do you do what you are all awake at 5am in a hotel room, because your bodies think it’s lunchtime?*

– lie quietly and say shush a lot

– plug into iPods to listen to the BFG, Famous Five and Thomas the Tank Engine (thank you Granny)

– put on shades and perform a made up rap in the dark

– get bored and start punching each other

– give in and put the TV on, the Disney channel is just as terrible in America

– wrestle on the floor

– play Ninjas, which involves leaping from bed to bed in a dangerous manner

– say calm down and play nicely a lot

– drink coffee

– eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

– play with plasticine and assorted small toys

– watch some more TV

– count down the minutes until the hotel shop opens at 7am

– race to shop to choose entirely additive free breakfast cereal *cough*

– eat said cereal

– resume Ninja game

– get dressed

– visit hotel laundry in basement to put a wash on.  A bargain at $1.25.

– roam around hotel grounds saying shush, people are still sleeping

– write postcards

– visit hotel reception to collect leaflets for places we’re not going to visit

– do a maths worksheet

– go swimming, you’ll get the pool all to yourselves

– get changed and ready for the day

– arrive at Disneyland before it opens.

*I should point out that not all of these activities are undertaken by all members of the family.


16 Responses to “Jet lag sucks”

  1. Mummylimited 05/11/2010 at 2:40 pm #

    Ah, but I bet it’s you & steve playing ninjas isn’t it?

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/11/2010 at 2:50 pm #

      Yup. You’ve guessed right.

  2. Kat 05/11/2010 at 2:51 pm #

    I have been there! Hopefully less jet lag at your next stop!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/11/2010 at 2:50 pm #

      Only four hours and no overnight flight. So it’ll be much easier I hope.

  3. TheMadHouse 05/11/2010 at 3:22 pm #

    Coffee and kids, not sure that is a good mixture!!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/11/2010 at 2:48 pm #

      So that’s where we’re going wrong…

  4. English Grandma 05/11/2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Ah but you are all having a wonderful time aren’t you, learning and doing new things in a new country…lucky you. It has all been tons of planning and hard work but well worth it I’m sure!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/11/2010 at 2:51 pm #

      We are having a wonderful time 🙂

  5. Anna 05/11/2010 at 9:10 pm #

    Brilliant! A maths worksheet?! That says it all!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/11/2010 at 2:52 pm #

      We’re very responsible parents.

      • Rachel 07/11/2010 at 12:02 pm #

        Maths worksheet was last resort behind laundry!! That doesn’t count!
        So on the next rtw you’ll fly west to east all the time and stay up late…

        • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 08/11/2010 at 1:13 am #

          We’ve got another 3hr change tomorrow. Gah.

  6. Young Mummy 06/11/2010 at 2:43 pm #

    I really want to see your made up rap 😉

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/11/2010 at 2:52 pm #

      I might have to vlog a rap soon…

  7. Millie 08/11/2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Sounds like you’re having a ball, sorry I missed you before you left. So enjoying the posts!!xxx

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 08/11/2010 at 2:17 pm #

      Lovely to hear from you Millie! I’ll see you when we get back… Lots of love xxx

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