Day 34/35 in which we return home 🇨🇦 🍁 and I realize two things:
1) That my day count is off. The departure day should have been day 1. Oh well, only slightly embarrassing 🙈
2) That Air Canada inflight infant bassinets are completely useless. They are pretty shallow and relatively short (weight limit is 25 lb but it’s the length that’s a bigger issue). Worst part, a baby must be sealed under a mesh cover of sorts. This prevents injury in case of unexpected turbulence and is a Transport Canada requirement. Just look at that monstrosity 🙉
No baby, save for a very young one, solidly asleep, would suffer the indignity of been confined to what looks and feels like a travel cage. Also, the cover must have been in contact with faces (and drool!) or dozens of infants. It appears to me like a sure way to catch something. Gross and totally unhygienic.
While the bass was free, we had to pay extra for seats with extra leg room. Was it worth it? Not really, but you live you learn.
So, the bass was a fail, and Elias spent 11 hours sitting on us and being carried around in our infant carrier. He has turned into a little show man smiling at and engaging with anyone who cares to give him attention. Even if he’s super tired, he’ll respond to a smile or a wave, cuz that’s showbiz baby!
He was the only baby on the flight and everyone loved him — principally, for being well-behaved — because no baby is cuter than a quiet baby 😴
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