Photo Fave: Clock room at the British Museum

Child looks at clock in British Museum

Above: Seeing the world through your child’s eyes might change your perspective on… just about everything. Especially the swift passage of your time together.

 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. 

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Shelly Rivoli

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  1. Terumi

    It’s amazing what kids remember. I love this post:) and now this clock room is on my bucket list-so cool! I hope I can take my guys to London one day soon.

    1. Shelly Rivoli (Post author)

      Another great thing about London with kids is that the excellent museums (inc. this) are mostly FREE! You can just go for a little while when you feel like it and not worry about how much time you spend for the cost, then return another day to see a separate section if you like! 😉

  2. Lisa

    Exactly! I have been surprised many times over the years about the travel experiences that have made deep impressions on my children – they often bring up travel memories that I have long forgotten. Add to that everything they learn by experiencing the world rather than reading about it in a book and I don’t know why anyone would not travel with their kids or limit their travel experiences to Disneyland.

    1. Shelly Rivoli (Post author)

      Yes! I admit sometimes it is nice to preach to the choir 🙂

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