One of the things we have always loved to do is travel. And it's made even more fun now that we have a 2 year old in tow. True, our vacations might be a little different, a little less structured, and require a little more pre-planning than in the past, but that doesn't mean they are less enjoyable. In fact, having a 2 year old along for the ride makes you appreciate things you might have forgotten to appreciate.
Such as the beauty of looking out a window, and the fact that you are indeed up in the clouds. Our 2 year old notices this... while I've been on too many airplane rides to really appreciate the view. Or the joy of seeing something like the vast ocean - to a first timer, it's awe inspiring. And just seeing a pure little person, with no judgements, no concerns - interacting with another child that not only doesn't speak their language, but looks a little different. It reminds you that none of that matters, we are all people, and we all enjoy being with each other.
So... since we already subjected Gavin to exploring the world (see Mediterrean Cruise), we thought we'd do something a little more close to home, and a little more centered on him. We are taking him to Legoland! We're also headed for the sunshine (who knew Seattle would have 80 degree weather at the end of September), and we'll spend a bit of time in the pool and on the beach in San Diego. Not only am I so excited to just get to spend 5 days with my family, I love seeing Gavin discover something new. And as I look at the Legoland website, it looks like there will be a lot of things to discover! Check back next week for an update on Gavin's experiences with Lego's, the beach, and possibly the best zoo in the US!
And when you can... stop and look at something from the eyes of your little one. See the wonder, the excitement, the enjoyment of the littlest things. Let them hold an ant. Point out the beauty of a new flower (they are still blooming!). Or see their reaction when you give them a new food to try. It'll remind you how wonderful and exciting the world really is, and hopefully take you away from work, bills, chores, etc. even just for a minute.
Stay Classy San Diego... and Thanks for stopping by.
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