The Deal Mommy

Epiphany, Electrified

A question I get asked often is “Why do you do all of this with the kids?” I mean, it IS a hassle. Yesterday the three of us were up at 2:30AM after getting to bed at 11PM to catch a 520AM flight out of Dublin on Lufthansa, connect in Frankfurt (which is a blog post in itself) and get to Salzburg at 10AM after a time change. We had to drag four bags (three suitcases and the carseats) through two airports, meaning even the 6 year old had a bag to carry…quite a sight! Then we had to all get set up into the rental car and get going into Austria, then Germany, then Austria again to make it to our hotel…speaking no German, and having nothing but a map to guide us (remember maps?).

This post is not going where you think it is. I’m not going to talk about the amazing vistas of the Alps that greeted us upon arrival or the settee in the castle I’m sitting upon as I’m typing…this post is about plugs.

If you’ve spent any time in Europe, you know that every country has it’s own version of the electrical plug. Well, this is a new concept to Deal Kid, so as we arrived in Austria, he was baffled by the holes in the wall of our flat as they didn’t match the settings on our universal adapter from the plugs in Ireland. I showed him which one was for Austria and he said “Austria sure has weird plugs.”

Then he was quiet for a minute.

I could see the wheels turning in his head and actually SEE the light bulb go on…

“I’ll bet they think our plugs look weird, too.”

And THAT, my friends, is why I travel with my kids.

BTW, If you don’t have a Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger (33346) already, get one NOW. Use my aff link here or buy it elsewhere, but trust me on this!



3 thoughts on “Epiphany, Electrified

  1. April

    I can actually picture him saying that!

    I can confirm for him that Austrians find our plugs odd, indeed.

    Have the deal kids had Mozartkugeln yet? Hands down, my favorite Austrian chocolate. I think they’ll get a kick out of the layers of marzipan and nougat. After biting in, it looks like the cross-section of a model planet. There are quite a few varieties, but look for the Mirabell brand (the totally round ones). Not all Mozartkugeln are alike!

    1. The Deal Mommy Post author

      Oh, yeah! Lots of Mozart candy and other chocolate treats. We raided Aldi last night and the big hit was actually a fruit bar with this ingenious rice paper layer that kept your hands from getting sticky. LOVE discovering new grocery stores!

  2. Konorth

    You nailed it! That’s the satisfaction I get when you travel with kids. Something totally unrelated to what we think as adults . And now I don’t actually travel with kids anymore but I still think like that. It’s an amazing world and I love the uh-ha!!! of travel.

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