Aaaand here's a demonstration of how good I am at working the system (or getting the system to work for me):
Guess who just booked her flights to Copenhagen? Yep, I am officially lacking that certain combination of charisma and confidence that makes people want to go out of their way to make things easy for you, so we're doing things the hard way.
Oh well, I can't really complain - 'the hard way' in this case involves a two day holiday to a beautiful city accompanied by my squishy and adorable son. I get to stay in a hotel (which always feels like a treat, regardless of hotel quality), maybe do some shopping and eat some exciting different foods (is it terrible that I am super excited about eating some junk food, specifically McDonalds? Yes. Yes it is.)
Plus it will be a great practice run for our trip to Australia - it's a nice short flight, so I can try out some on-plane entertainment strategies and see what works. I'd like to pack reaaaaally light - maybe not even check a bag? And then I'll just keep a running list of everything I wish I had brought - or do some hardcore shopping in downtown Copenhagen!
I was feeling a bit upset about the money issue - 'wah, we're so careful with money, why do I have to spend it on this, wah wah'. Then I realised that the whole point of the frugality and saving is so that when situations like this come up, you have money there to spend!
Anyway, I am off to download some free baby-entertaining apps... And maybe one that translates Danish for me!