Bambina Mia

28 Oct


We have just returned from a rushed weekend to Italy to bring my mother in law home from hospital.

At 30 weeks pregnant I had to get a medical certificate to fly but thankfully everything was ok. I had contemplated not going at all but how could I not, under the circumstances?

Anyway, enough of the dreary tone.

The Italian booked me wheelchair assistance as our flight out was at 6.30am. What a genius idea! It worked a treat and is actually a service provided by Ryanair. We were taken straight through controls and escorted all the way to the aeroplane steps. Brilliant!

Having woken Bambina from her slumber at 4am I half expected her to have a tired tantrum or two. No. She was a delight. She sat in her pram just watching the early morning world go by. She didn’t utter a word or a groan.

As we were boarding the plane, Bambina got excited and squealed at the sight of having her own seat belt and pull down tray. I was so proud of her, so well behaved.

She sat on the Italian’s knee for take off, all buckled up and holding on tight. As the engine roared and the plane took flight, her little green eyes looked at me to confirm everything was ok. I smiled a reassuring glance and she happily nestled her head of curls into daddies chest, closed her eyes and went to sleep.

She woke up when the captain announced our decent. The lady that was sat behind the Italian tapped him on the shoulder to tell him what a wonderfully behaved baby we have. She was amazed at how Bambina hadn’t created one ounce of fuss. The Italian beamed and rewarded his good girl with a big kiss on the forehead.

It’s a lovely feeling when strangers pass comment on how wonderful your child is. It makes me/us feel like we’re not doing that bad a job of raising a good little person. I couldn’t have been happier that my little Bambina Mia had taken the early bird flight in her stride and as always adjusted to her surroundings. She’s just amazing!

Grazie Bambina for being absolutely adorable… Mamma loves you!

What things do your little ones do that just melt your heart? Do share.



Posted by on October 28, 2012 in London


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5 responses to “Bambina Mia

  1. Michelle

    October 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Ahh well done Bambina! I’ve always maintained that they never fail to surprise particularly in situations like those when you think they’re going to be a mare. We flew to Australia with a 2-year-old and an 8-month old and they behaved far better than some adults.
    Another one that springs to mind was when Noah started in Reception. Seeing him (he’s quite shy) puff up his chest and shake hands with his teacher nearly put me in A&E as I had to hold back tears, hugs and general soppiness and walk out the room and leave him there for the rest of the day.
    Hope you’re well xxx

    • Tea&Biscotti

      November 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      It’s one if those feelings when you don’t have children & you see mummies getting all over emotional, you want to tell them to get a grip! But it happens to you, when you’re that mummy, words just can’t describe when you feel like your child will be president one day!!
      Bless Noah, I bet he’s off-pat with the chest puffing by now! :-))
      And Australia.. Id say that was brave but I actually reckon its better to do those long trips when they’re young. Good on you! xx

  2. amummysview

    November 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    aww bless her what a good girl! x

    • Tea&Biscotti

      November 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Honestly, I can’t tell you how good she was! She’s a little angel 🙂


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