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5 Lessons in travelling with a (nearly) 4 year old

IMG_8100It’s my gorgeous daughter Daisy’s 4th birthday today.  We had a very special week as we went away, just the two of us, on a girlie adventure to Hangzhou, China.  It was such a treat to be with my eldest daughter and here’s what I learnt:

  • Flying with one child is a piece of cake.  I got to watch TV and read my book!
  • Little girls do not stop talking.  Even when I left her to her own devices she was still chattering away.  Bring earplugs.
  • Kids are much more capable than you give them credit for.  Daisy walked for miles around Hangzhou while I showed her the sites and hardly complained..
  • That said, if you can, STAY SOMEWHERE WITH A POOL.  It is the ultimate in kid bribery.
  • When there are no other adults present (i.e. your partner, friends), you spend more time conversing with your children.  We discussed the sites we were seeing, the people around us, what we thought of China.  It was wonderful to hear a three year old’s insights.  At times it was hilarious.

1 comment

  1. andrea

    I definitely agree that flying with one child, who is old enough to entertain themselves, is much easier than flying with two!

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