Today morning after having breakfast we got ready for kindergarten. Amy (4 years old) asks me: “How do we get there?” I: “By taxi.” Amy: “No, not again Taxi. That’s soo boring!”
This example showed me that we really travel a lot. Even now we are not at “home” but in Romania. We stayed here for 2 weeks to explore Timisoara, a cultural rich city. The kids went into kindergarten during the mornings while we worked on our laptops.
I collected some signs, that our kids travel a lot. Some of them are amusing, others make me think:
1. Some months ago we exceptionally travelled by train in Thailand. Amy asked: “When’s the next airport coming? And where’s the seat of the pilot here? Does this man, who walks around here, serve food and drinks as well?”
2. “Can we go home now?” means always the place where we sleep tonight. If not, our kids add the country: “When do we go home to grandma in Germany? How long does it take until we visit Noah at home in Mauritius?”
3. Sleeping in a hotel doesn’t make anybody nervous anymore. It’s more about comparing: “And why is here no shampoo?”
4. Our kids are confused in which country they actually are and ask in advance: “Shall I talk English or German with that boy on the slide?”
5. Missing a plane is no disaster. Amys answer: “Mummy, that’s not so bad. We just sleep on the floor and take the next one. I slept very well on the floor at the Airport in Abu Dhabi.”
6. During turbulence both kids wake up because of the “pling-pling”-sign to fasten their seat-belts. Totally imprinted.
7. We don’t need toilets. At least a piece of green gras.
8. Kids ask seriously if they are old enough in 2 weeks to fly alone. They wanna visit their cousin. (They are 2 and 4 years old)
9. One suitcase for 4 persons is enough. We even have space left.
10. Big questions come up regarding police and laws. “Why is it forbidden in Romania and Mauritius to sit in front with a childseat? The police must know this is secure, isn’t it Mummy?”