When your fussy toddler ruined the vacation.

Imagine a beach with the nicest stretch of white sand, coconut trees swinging and the sea so blue that blends in with the sunny sky. Imagine yourself laying on a hammock listening to the waves hitting the shore. Imagine yourself floating on the warm sea and you are feeling so light and so free.

For me that is a great vacation! 

But ever since I became a mum I knew that this “great vacation” is not to be expected for another good long while…

Photo taken from a restaurant while our little one was whining. 

My vacation photos might seem great but my vacation was not great …far  from great! Imagine yourself walking on that beautiful beach but add a whining, crying and a screaming 1.5 year old who always wants to be carried. Imagine yourself lying on that hammock but instead of hearing the waves you are hearing your kid whining for whatever. Imagine yourself floating on that warm sea while your kid pulls your hair and screams or anything to get your attention. Imagine a sunset dinner by the sea and all you do is to try to keep your child happy. Imagine waking up at 5 am by your toddler who is sitting on your head.

That is how our five days vacation was at Koh Kood in Thailand! Some people get their vacation ruin by the bad weather, bad service or bad stomach flu.

As parents you can get your vacation ruin by your own kid! 

There was no way she wanted to be in the picture! 

All the kids are so sweet…most of the time. And the other time they can turn into a little monster. Our daughter is very easy and sweet most of the time. Unfortunately for us our little monster choose to come out during our five days at Koh Kood. As her parents we know that she might have her teeth growing, that she has a tiny cold, she might be tired, she could be thirsty or hungry, she might be bored or overstimulted…or she is in one of her many phases. The reason for her fussiness are many. We parents just try our best to keep her happy or at least less unhappy and hope that she will soon wake up one day and the “little monster” is gone.

And it did! The same day we left the beach and when we were heading back to Bangkok our daughter was smiling again all day. Finally she is her happy old self again! Now the vacation can begin! 

Update! After a lot of criticism from readers I want to add that before coming to Koh Kood we spend a week in Bangkok adjusting and she was fine…more than fine. And before Thailand we have been on other beach vacation with our daughter. We have been a week in Santorini. We have been camping before she even turn 1 years old and done a lot of hikes. And she has never been this complicated before. 

It was just so comfortable laying there relaxing but of course she was screaming to get out of the ring. 

And you guys, have you ever had your day ruined by your kids?



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  1. I am sorry to hear that you got negative feedback on this post. Honestly, I was chuckling my way through because I can totally relate to every bit of this! Kids can be such a drag sometimes and you never know when they are going to have a bad day (or week). No matter how well planned the trip is someone is bound to have a meltdown or just not enjoy what we are doing. Such is life!

  2. Our son is traveling with us since his 3rd month I think that for kids it doesn’t; matter where are they if they are with their parents. They have good days and bad as everywhere even at home 🙂 I bet later on she was really happy

  3. I giggled through this entire post! Finally someone keeping it real!!

  4. This is funny, and i know screaming and whining can be annoying but my kid could never ever ruin my vacation. He is too precious.

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