Travelling with Children {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

When Dave and I planned to go to Rome to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary so many people asked us if we were taking the children or jetting off just the two of us. Honestly, we didn’t even consider not taking the children with us.

We love going on holiday and always have done. My first trip abroad was to the Dominican Republic with Dave just three months after we met and since then we’ve been on our solo trip to Rome, Paris, Mexico, Tunisia, Egypt and more. But, once the children came along travelling wasn’t just about seeing the world it was about showing our children the world and getting to experience it through their eyes.

I know that if we’d gone to Rome, just the two of us, we would be talking about the children constantly, pointing out things they’d love to see and wishing they were here with us. So having them here by our sides makes sense and seeing them experience a city we love so much has been eye opening. I think they love it as much as we do.

The children learn so much for our holidays and they remember facts weeks, months and years later that I didn’t even realise they’d taken on board. Plus, they get to learn the language – happily saying buongiorno, scusami and ciao ciao to anyone who will listen.

Holidays for us are a family thing and travelling with children can be such hard work but it can be incredibly rewarding too. We have never had so many toilet breaks or snack stops on a holiday and have never before orders mains to share. But, we have also had a break away that we’ll be talking about for years and that really is priceless.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I would never consider going without my kids. Not until they are much older and would hate to be away from them. I think your trip sounds amazing & it’s great to experience places through kids eyes xx

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