One of the things I often heard from skeptics, after Travels with Baby first came out, was “Why waste travel on such young kids when they won’t remember it? When they won’t even enjoy it?” Particularly overseas travel–what’s to gain by dragging young children half-way around the world, through stuffy museums, crowded markets? Someone once even suggested I should have saved our money until our kids were old enough to remember traveling and then take them to Disneyland, where “they would at least have fun.”
For these people, I have always felt, it’s clear travel shouldn’t be wasted on them. Here is my daughter at four years old in the British Museum, surprising me with her fascination for and questions about the amazing clocks that I admit I never expected would be so interesting to see, especially to a child. They were intriguing to me, but through her eyes they were magic.
Not surprisingly, she still remembers this day… followed by playing outside in the snow on Russell Square.
This post is part of the Photo Friday Fun at DeliciousBaby.com. Have a great weekend!