Because they love it!
Because they are curious!
Because our mind is more fragile then body of our kids and our fear is bigger than their passion to explore!
I need to share with you again. There have been some days and I faced different questions from my friends and family. I even thought to put Edie to the kindergarten because he is such curious and so social that to be alone with him is basically stopping him from development,exploration and interaction.
I felt that we such as modern society are putting more and more limits to ourselves and our minds which affects our kids. We think that we need lot of things to give them to sustain and keep their comfort. But it is not true at all! Try to imagine much happier kids living in a poor countries and why they live fuller childhood compare to our “modern society”?
When I started to think about this I realize that we as modern parents are too over-caring and too comfortable. How many of us is thinking………ohhh how much I would love to drink my coffee calmly , how much I would love to just sit on the sofa, put my legs up and read my favorite book or watch TV?………..but that is not purpose of our life! Just be comfortable in our own bodies because we took over the most important part of our life time here. Those who can have kids, the next generation should think how to be raising them that they will learn how to learn fast, how to explore, how not to be worry of changes and how to life cosmopolitan! We are not any more closed societies and we have to face different environment, different cultures and different thinking.
And not only because of that I strongly believe that travelling and exploring should be our parenthood mission for our kids. To let them explore their close environment, to let them burn and cut and hurt themselves is the best way to let develop their senses. To show them how to travel on their own, how to understand the different cultures and different behavioral patterns is the best way to avoid further conflicts, because they learn, they feel and the most important they experienced it live not by reading it in books.
So that’s why we should not be worry about ourselves to explore worlds side by side with our kids. They will enjoy, they will be happy to spend time with us, our of our homes. What they need is YOU, FOOD and your understanding while they are tired or hungry or you know………. 🙂 (psssss mum just change me please!).
So in the end let me just share one little tip for going cycling with your child. We gave Edie as 17 month present cycling trip. He did not have yet his helmet but we managed anyway.
Have you ever taste the lake water…………brrrrr it’s fishy 🙂
How to sleep comfortably while parents are still cycling…..
If you think that Edie was too hanged then you are not right because he was fine and sleeping very deep. He even did not realize that we are moving 🙂
And after the while we went for lunch and Edie could have changed his moving bed for something more original 🙂
And I would say that the most relaxing was the after swimming party in the lake. I would wish you to be there with us. It was such a nice time, after cycling 55 Km in the 35 C we were very happy to cool down our bodies and relax in the lake.
And you know what: in the end of the day Edie was sleeping like an angel. He enjoyed the trip a lot and he tried many new things!
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