Friday, November 22, 2013


Travelling half way round the world means that the body clock gets very screwed up. Because we are older, we are better able to cope with it but for JED, it has truly gone amok. Thankfully the both flights we were on flew off at night. We insisted that they slept.

This meant that
a.  we insisted they slept at home before we left for the airport.

b.. they were not allowed to be on any electronic devices.

c. we gave them cough mixture. Coincidentally, they all flew with coughs and the GP insisted they have cough mixtures. Happily we acceded.

d. they skipped all their meals and we let them.

e. us parents got a little bit of sleep although my grouse was who uses 747s anymore to fly long haul. Canned sardines had more space than we did.

Unfortunately, the sleeping through the flight wasn't enough for them. Muffin refused to wake up and had to be carried off the plane. The minute we got into the car to go to the hotel, the twins fell back to sleep.

At 7 pm Hawaiian time last night, JED were asleep though Evan woke at midnight, wide eyed and demanding to go to the beach in the middle of the night.  He complained that his body clock was still on Singapore time so he wasn't going to sleep anytime soon. So, for And even though Jordan slept through the night peacefully, she woke up feeling green, massively miserable and nauseous. She is still sleeping (at 1230 pm) although now, she has migrated onto the couch.

Jet lag is really running amok with that one. I don't look forward to the jet lag homeward bound. But I won't have to think about that for a while more.


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