Day 1 in Japan with a Toddler

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Well, Technically our 2nd day! But we arrived late night yesterday and we didn’t go out at all! Just ate 2 onigiri’s from Lawsons to keep our hunger at bay (we bought Lowe some chicken curry) and then settled in for the night. So the next day which is today, is our FIRST DAY OUT!

To say travelling with a toddler is difficult, is an understatement. I think the best word to describe it is “Challenging”. It challenges us in every thing. Our patience, our strategies to arrive safely to our destination, our faces when he starts to throw tantrums… basically, it challenges us to our bones! BUT… as I was telling my husband this morning, I do admit that it is really difficult… but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would like to have Lowe learn by experience. Actually, not only Lowe, I also learn from the process! I learn how to be more patient and to prioritize better. Packing has been easy for me before, I’ve lived my life in a suitcase for 12 years. However, when it came to packing for my son, I was dumbfounded at the sheer amount of the things I needed (or wanted) to carry. Towards the end, I just did a process of elimination and just counted the days we will be at Japan and that would be how many clothes I will pack for him + 3 additional outfits, for his “Just In Case”‘s situations, since with babies/toddlers… anything can happen!

We brought a stroller when we went out in addition to my baby carrier, we found it easier since if Lowe doesn’t want to be in the stroller, it served as a shopping cart. However, when Lowe wants to sleep.. he’s much more relaxed laying flat inside the stroller. However, in the coming days.. let’s see!

How thankful I was that Lowe’s finally a year old so he can start trying a lot of stuff when it came to food. Our first stop: Ichiran Ramen! Better start the baby young! Train those buds! Ichiran Ramen will always be one of my favorites! Must try when in Japan, I swear!

Well, that’s it for now. Have to turn in for the night. Still have a full day tomorrow! Got to have that energy!

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