Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In which TLM reaches a new milestone

We hoped it was an unlucky fluke when TLM got horribly airsick on the way home from the UK last April.

But, no. TLM is now a motion sickness-prone kid.

The morning they took off for a weekend in Nelson the weather was, in the words of the airport folks, adverse. In plain English that means that your trampoline was likely to end up in another part of town. So it was a rocky take-off and poor TLM held it all together until she got off the plane in Nelson. Then she threw up on the tarmac, which fortunately was being washed already by the rain.

She also got car sick on that windy road between the airport and the place they were staying. ("You won't need to pack any extra clothes for just two days - just pack spare undies and socks" - eek!)

So that's what TLM meant when she told me her throat hurts whenever she gets in the car. It hasn't put her off being a car passenger though, because if we give her the choice of a 15 minute uphill walk home after school or a 5 minute drive, she will still choose the latter.

I am famously vulnerable to motion-sickness so I guess in that respect she's her mother's daughter.

6 comments:

donnasoowho said...

I can't imagine not being able to read in the car. Poor TLM!

Violet said...

i get by just staring out the window, but long distance flights will be crazy-making!

kiwiyarns said...

The similarities between your daughter and mine are eerie!! My poor daughter has to clutch an airsick bag every time she flies. Nothing seems to work, even the homeopathic pills! I hope your TLM doesn't have it so bad.

Violet said...

x

Violet said...

she still have her unused airsick bag as a souvenir of triumph over her most recent flight...

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Lula is prone to carsickness, but luckily for us (not), she is inconsistently carsick. So, she's fine for several trips, enough to make us forget she gets carsick, then SURPRISE!

Ugh.