|My husband and our toddler on a wooden boat, sailing back from Sempu Island in Malang, East Java|
I told my husband the story and he seemed challenged. He said he would do it, but he's not too sure if he can do it just yet. Don't get me wrong, my husband is a super dad. He changes the kids' diapers more than I do (we cloth diaper, mind you), he babywears both kids, he goes to the movies with our toddler, he takes her the whole day so I get a day for myself (and the newborn). Our toddler is extremely attached to him.
However, traveling with a toddler by himself is a whole different thing. They'd go with a plane somewhere new (most probably) outside the country, sleeps in a hotel for some nights, being with each other 24/7 for several days, experience new things, just the two of them. Without mommy.
|My husband and the toddler in a jetway of Zagreb airport, entering a plane to fly to Doha|
|The two of them at Srau Beach in Pacitan, East Java|
|He took her to experience Indonesian traditional market|
As the father from the article shows his toddler what he does for living by showing her the world (he's a professional photographer for world famous magazines), I dare my husband to do similar thing to our toddler. Showing her big seaports, busy airports, amazing tunnels, long bridges (he works on transport infrastructures) in different places, or, he can simply take a few days off and take her to Disneyland Paris or Legoland Gunzburg?
So fathers, would you do it? Or, if you're a mother like I am, would you encourage your partner to take a mini adventure with your child(ren) without you?