One Dad's Hilarious Baby Vacation Post Details The Fun Of Traveling With A Tiny Human
Matt Coyne, the comedic dad whose post on first-time fatherhood went viral in December, has done it again. Coyne recently returned from a vacation to Cyprus with his wife and his six-month-old son, Charlie. Along the way, he learned several lessons about traveling with a baby and summed them all up in a Facebook post. Whether you've traveled with a tot or just enjoy the occasional dose of profanity-laced comedy, you'll be able to appreciate Coyne's hilarious baby vacation story.
Coyne's first dad-related post included truthisms such as "Labour is like magic.. but only in that its best when you don't know how it's done," and "Trying to walk round a supermarket takes ages because old women reeeally like babies and lock onto a pram [stroller] with the dead-eyed tenacity of a predator drone." (Relatable? Yes. Hilarious? Definitely.)
This time, Coyne's taken on travel. With a new baby in tow, there's a first time for all sorts of new predicaments — including plane rides, dealing with sunscreen, and (as Chrissy Teigen could have warned Coyne) facing judgment from friends and strangers. Coyne, who writes the blog Man vs. Baby, got to know the issues that arise intimately, then shared his lessons with friends and followers online, who have now shared his post more than 15,000 times. (He's also had about 10,000 comments left on the post — no big deal.) Here's just a few of the takeaways from the Coyne family getaway.
On Being Judged
Those problems, however — along with all the other surprises that come with traveling with a baby — didn't matter in the end, wrote Coyne. "What I would say to anyone considering taking their baby on holiday is this: ..Go," he wrote. "I will always remember Charlie's face as he curled his toes in the sand for the first time. ..His delight at being pushed around a hotel pool on the back of an inflatable crocodile. ..And, his fascination as we sat on a bench, hand-feeding a sparrow some crisps, overlooking the deep blue of the mediterranean sea."
Sounds like it was worth it to me — not only did Coyne get a fantastic vacation with his son, but he got a bit of viral fame out of it, too. If you're hesitant about taking that trip with your baby, take heart. If you look at it through the eyes of Matt Coyne, even those pesky moments will seem humorous to you.