For sixteen days, my husband and I traveled in parts of France and England with our three kids. Mister Soandso had to go there for work and it seemed like a great opportunity to take our kids to see a bit more of the world than most American kids ever get to see. A friend asked me how the trip was and I said, tongue in cheek, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Let’s just say that keeping three small people safe while traveling about is a bit more stressful than this mom was up to at times. However, please know I don’t regret the trip one bit. I had the chance to see a part of the world through their eyes and that was grand.
But in case you’re still wondering why on earth I wanted to take three small children to France and England, let’s just say…perhaps a picture is worth a thousand pithy words.
It was such a gift to take my kids to see a bit of Europe while they are young…while they are still young enough to accept gifts from their mom without wishing for something bigger, brighter, better.