Sister 1 and I belong to a local facebook page for Mums (To explain – I joined when I had my business, and there’s a lot that isn’t children focused on there and I can’t bring myself to leave!). Last night Sister 1 posted a picture to give people a giggle and had such a good response I thought I’d post it her.
It was 1982, my sisters (twins) were around 7 months old and we went on our family holiday to Cornwall (6-7 hours away). We only had a Metro and the laws weren’t like they are these days, so to fit the luggage needed for three children and two adults for two weeks away, the twins travelled in a cardboard box:
It was a specially made box to fit their cot mattress in. And they had me, age 6, supervising (I didn’t usually pull that face, by the way – I think the sun must have been in my eyes!)
When Sister 1 posted it, what surprised me was the number of people who talked about travelling in the boot, on the parcel shelf, in carry cots that weren’t strapped in to the back seat of their parents’ cars. It seems our family weren’t alone in our alternative ways to transport babies!
I just thought it might give you a Friday night smile :o)