Good lord. I need more coffee to read this. There should be a limit on both the number of parenthesis allowed and the length of parenthetical tangents within.
I know you're trolling, but in case other people read this...
Kids are perfectly capable of traveling. I've flown three times with my son at ages 6 mos, 18 mos, and 4 yrs. He was fine. At 4, he was absolutely a joy to fly with.
We were avid world travelers before, filling our passports and getting extension pages sewed in. We have two concerns now. One, our second son is still in diapers. I know they have diapers in other countries but I don't want to have to lug around all that changing gear my wife thinks we need. Plus, there aren't many places to change diapers where we like to go. We're going to wait until he's potty trained. The second concern is shots. Getting all the correct immunizations in place for a particular region is expensive and you can't just go to your local pediatrician and get those.
Our goal is to get the kids out and see as much of the world as possible. You can't really understand the world until you're there enjoying a meal with local people. We're currently living in Texas, which I think has a toxic world view, so it is important for the boys to see things away from here.
Yeah, my PC is stuck. I've tried every trick on every page I find and nothing works. I've probably spent 30 hours on it so far. I had no problems upgrading to 8.1. I'm now to the point where I'm uninstalling software to see if it works. If tonight's series of tests do not work, I have to flash the OS... and I'm not putting 8 on it again.