Turning Two: A Traveler's Travails

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Turning Two: A Traveler’s Travails

Turning Two

Once upon a time, there was a traveling baby who turned two somewhere between Iceland and England. His mama was so busy with travel plans that she convinced herself that he could forego the cake and presents.

Turning Two

The big brothers and sisters cried slander and treason.

The traveling continued through France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Poland. Major holidays were celebrated–Christmas, New Years and the older siblings’ birthdays. With each new country, the sibling travelers assured enduring much longer without cake and presents would be a lifelong agony of said two-year old.

“Even the dolly had a birthday.” they reminded.

Turning Two: A Traveler's Travails

The guilt mounted. We finally celebrated baby Jeriah’s turning two–a few months late–in Israel. Happy birthday sweet Jeriah. We love you.

Brent and Stacey-jean Inion
Brent and Stacey-jean Inion
Brent and Stacey-jean Inion, parents of nine (including four children adopted with special needs), 2014 National Geographic Travelers of the Year and the National Geographic Travelers People's Choice Travelers of the Year. They love to laugh, to read and to explore as a family. The secret to their marital bliss is an early morning cup of freshly brewed coffee before the children awake.

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