Friday, March 24, 2006

Sun, surf and a free babysitting service

Recently I read in one of those travel brochures that are always falling out of newspapers, about a resort in Fiji which caters to families; apparently the place is chock full of employees who just love taking care of guests' children.

Just imagining being able to leave Baby with a nice local mama, confident that she's going to be well looked after (at least until her next feed) while I learn to snorkel (or kayak, or just toast my skin), makes me want us to go there (I've been to Fiji before and it's not a favourite destination).

I casually mentioned this place to the boy, hoping he'd be interested enough to suggest a wee tropical island holiday - our first holiday since almost exactly a year ago. But I only managed to say "I read there's a resort in Fiji that -", before he finished my sentence. I guess he'd been reading the same brochure.

At this point in my life, an ideal holiday would be one in which we are surrounded by loving, wise nannies and studly drinks waiters. Okay, just the nannies.

There's nothing definite, but I think I'll look into renewing my passport.

7 comments:

Juliabohemian said...

actually, she might be well looked after AND fed. Some of those women keep lactating so they can feed other people's babies.

Nigel Patel said...

The nannying while you snorkel sounds great but the lactating nanny part, Guest Breast Milk, gives me the willies.

Violet said...

Ooh...I don't know about the wet-nurse option. Didn't you ever see that movie The Hand That Rocks The Cradle?

The Editter said...

It might be soooo relaxing that you come back pregnant!

Violet said...

Editter: well now you're trying to put me off going on holiday!

portuguesa nova said...

How long of a flight is Fiji for you guys?

I am jealous. Jealous. Jealous.

Violet said...

portuguesa nova: hey, don't be jealous; we may not even go anywhere! Fiji is about 4 hours from Auckland plus an hour from most of the bigger NZ centres to Auckland.