On the move together
Like when we’ve planned a fun-packed day (park! ice cream! ducks!) and our child doesn’t want any of it, but screams for a pacifier in a voice that could shatter glass instead.
Or when we just want to finally sit down after a hectic day (which, of course, started at 6 a.m., even on holiday) with a glass of white wine and enjoy the sunset, but it turns to be just that time in the evening when they simply have to look at one more book in the semi-darkness.
Yes, there are moments where you could turn back time to when you had more of it. But then there are the other ones.
Discovering the world together – from different perspectives
Traveling with children is not just stressful – it is often quite wonderful, too. Our perceptions are completely different to those of our children.
While a walk through the fall forest was the highlight of our day, the children have already decided before dinner that they want to have a bear for a pet, too, just because there happened to be a picture of one at the kiosk in the wildlife park.
They ask us questions we have to Google first (“What do crabs really eat?”), and we learn something ourselves. They notice little details: the length of a groundhog’s tongue, a heart-shaped stone, the bug with the patterned shell on the balcony door. Things which, to be honest, we have simply overlooked ourselves, because we, as grown-ups, have forgotten the art of looking at things with an open mind.
The enthusiasm of children is honest – never overcooked or underdone. There is nothing more wonderful than hearing your kids squealing with excitement when they find a lizard for the 352nd time.