When it is time to give up #FridayReflections

There comes a time in your life when you know it is foolish to go on. 

Tonight we were scheduled to travel to the States. We had tickets in hand for two flights over 9 hours each with an 8 hour layover in Amsterdam. Since we were travelling with Ms Papaya, a 14 month old, the journey was planned with military precision. Right down to the pickup at the other end with the mandatory car seat. 

 Two days ago Ms Papaya developed a fever which was worrisome. We thought it was ‘ a case of the erupting tooth’. But to err on the side of caution, we took her to the doctor. She said that we really had no cause for concern and a good dose of anti biotic would allow us to carry on. 

We were all ready to print out our boarding passes when we discovered that she still had a fever. Now we were faced with a dilemma  : to go or not to go. We decided not to go ahead. 

One part of us said ‘NEVER GIVE UP’. The other part whispered ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread’. 

Sorry, dear Winnie. We preferred not to be fools. 

Do you dear reader, think we were right to give up? 

I’d like to think it was a tactical retreat

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Battles have been won at the cost of hundreds of lives. Is it worth never giving up then? 

I’m linking this post to #FridayReflections hosted by Sanch Vee and Corinne.

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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. It is a tactical retreat. We will be successful at Take 2 in a week’s time. Thanks for being such a trooper 🙂

  2. That’s an interesting way to look at it. It depends of course, on the circumstances. Precaution is always a good option, as long as it doesn’t prevent us from trying at all.
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  3. It’s always situation based. There are sometimes when we should not give up and keep going, looking ahead. But when it comes to a sick child, well, nothing else matters. in this case, your decision seems to be the right one.

  4. I do believe in taking chances every once in a while but with babies, I feel it is always wise to err on the side of caution. So, perhaps, this was the best thing to do given the situation. I hope the child is feeling better now and things are improving.

    1. Yes it turns out it was the best decision because I was down with a bug soon after. Keeping fingers toes and eyes crossed that everything works out fine..

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