I didn’t really know how the kids would react to being in a foreign country. Would they appreciate the differences or remember the small experiences? Or would they complain about being away from the comforts of home.
It was with a mix of relief & pride when my 6 year old looked at me and said “Mommy, this place looks old”. She said it, not in judgment, but in fascination and observation.
It was very early in the morning when I took this photo. The city was just coming to life in Venice, Italy. She looked on as people walked their dogs & read their papers over pastries.
It remains one of her favorite places we’ve visited for the pizza and the boys singing on boats. Her time in the classroom can’t touch the immeasurable experiences she walked away with.