Kids Talk: Round the World Family Travel

The reasons we have for taking this trip are innumerable.

It’s a dream we’ve had for ages. It’s something we wanted to do for our kids and ourselves.

And while we’ve been talking to the kids about the trip their entire lives and asking them to think about what they’d like to see and do, for them it was often too far away a concept to really process.

Not any more.

With family, friends and teachers sharing their excitement about the adventure that lays ahead for our boys, the boys themselves have started to get the bug.

We have a list of experiences that we’ve compiled by talking to them over the years that  run from “hug a penguin” to “drive a race car,” but now that we’re really close to really going I thought I’d check in to see what was top of mind.
And so I asked if they’d introduce themselves to you by answering the following questions:

1. Name

2. Age

3. Place they most want to visit and why

4. Favourite things

This is what I got:

Cam wish

Sky Dive huh? Wait til Grandma hears that one.

Name: Cameron    Age: 6

Place I most want to visit why: Egypt because I going to see the pyramid.

Favourite things: I want to go sky dive. I want to see the pyramid. I want to cook

 

Ethan Wish

"Be with my family" is last. He's in for a rude awakening. 365/24/7 my boy.

Name: Ethan

Age: 8

Place I most want to visit: Africa

Why?: Because I really want to see a giraffe free (I mean outside.)

Favourite things: soccer, basketball, see/play with my friends, playing video games and be with my family

 

 

 

I’m not sure how much of this will come true but I love that they’re thinking about it. Do you think I should be worried?

 

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Wandering Educators May 25, 2011, 2:28 PM

i think this is smart! they have each talked about things that are important to them – and are looking forward!

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Heather Greenwood Davis May 25, 2011, 10:08 PM

It’s been fun watching their interest in the trip develop. They are most definitely looking forward to it.

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Nadjanaomi September 23, 2011, 7:03 PM

Not at all — go for it.  We spent 4 years living in Asia — India and Hong Kong and they were the most amazing of our lives.  Your kids will be enriched by it, as will your entire family.  Also, there are not many African Americans (like my family) taking advantage of this or even having the opportunity to do this.  Enjoy and wishing you a great adventure!

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Heather September 23, 2011, 11:41 PM

Thanks for your encouragement! I’d love to chat/email with you. We’re starting to think about the next leg of our journey and India will factor in. 

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