• Elisse Carma

Airport Dwellers: Home Leave Part 1


We spend a lot of time in airports. On our trip back to the states this summer I decided it was time to start documenting it with the big girl camera, no matter how tired I'd be. The evening light in the Detroit airport--after our long flight from Nagoya--provided the perfect place to start.

It isn't easy for a little kid to deal with international travel, but ours have done just about as well as we could expect.

They're quite used to waiting in airports, standing in long immigration lines, sleeping on the floor or a bench in a terminal or an airplane seat, eating airplane food.

They get grumpy from time to time, as any kid would. They push each other's buttons plenty.

They make games out of anything. Moving sidewalks especially.

We do somersaults in the airport terminals... Okay maybe just Skye does somersaults.

We try not to rely to heavily on the iPad, to teach them that it's okay to be bored and to sit quietly or invent a game. But, naturally, they get plenty of screen time when we travel.

I guess if this expat life has taught them anything, it's that sometimes you just gotta sit and watch the planes roll by.

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