You wouldn’t believe it. That was the best flight EVER. I have discovered how the other side lives. I upgraded to Club Class and I may never be able to travel with the cattle again. I got real dishes, glasses and cutlery. I had good, posh food (the teriyaki pork was delicious – yes airline food was DELICIOUS). I had the most leg room of anyone in the aircraft (sitting at the bulkhead) and Oliver got his own seat as no one wanted to sit beside us (I mean, come on, I upgraded and paid a lot of money and I have to sit beside a freakin’ baby?!?!). It didn’t matter. I could see people getting annoyed when we took off and he flipped out a bit and screamed because he hadn’t had a morning nap. But then he charmed the pants off of everyone once he woke up and everyone relaxed. I could have gotten completely drunk for free. But I am a responsible travelling parent so of course I didn’t get to.
The reason I upgraded on Mark’s suggestion was that I actually had twice the baggage limit of the cattle. So by upgrading, I only paid a little more than I would have paid for my baggage. In the scheme of things, not that much money.
So here we are in Oshawa, feeling like we are on vacation. But this time, we don’t leave, and the rest of the family joins us on Friday. Which is when the new life really begins…
I’ve spent the morning getting quotes for our 3 months without OHIP (Ontario public health coverage), making coffee, entertaining the kid, and organising stuff. I’ve been awake and feeling refreshed since 4am. I couldn’t stay up past 8pm last night and 8 hours of blissful uninterrupted sleep was wonderful and needed (haven’t been sleeping much lately due to stress and terrible bed we were sleeping in after we shipped our good one).
Going to take Oliver for a walk later and discover the neighbourhood. And it’s really freezing here! Unseasonably cold whereas it’s been unseasonably warm in the UK. Will need to bundle us up.