Why Bother? They won’t remember it. 

Sometimes what I hear is ” why bother? They are too young to even remember it”

I admit, I thought this way once too.

We went with a then 1 1/2-year-old Roland to Belize for just over 6 weeks. We went for ourselves, the adults. We traveled around a bit before settling into one location, Placencia, for a month.

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On the airplane, won’t nap…

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until…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I know Roland will not remember this trip but the growth and development we saw happening right before us have convinced me.…
Travel is good for children!

Getting out there and experiencing new adventures is fun (for everyone!)

Roland had a blast getting around by backpack, golf cart, boat, and of course running!

Here are just a few of the friends Roland made while in Belize

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Our Placencia Neighbours

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Line Dancing in San Ignacio

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Checking out the Kitchen at EVERY restaurant

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More kids and dogs

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Friendly with everyone he meets on the Sidewalk, Placencia

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Ever helpful carrying groceries for new friends just met.

 

So now when I hear “Why bother? They won’t remember it”

I simply respond with “why bother parenting your child, they won’t remember it…”
I believe each and every experience we give our children helps to shape a part of who they are and who they will become.
Roland is an outgoing busy boy who is friendly and generally not shy.
I attribute some of this to simply running around Placencia, Belize and saying “hi” or giving High Fives to everyone we saw.
Traveling with a toddler will never be as easy as traveling alone or with just adults.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.

Theodore Roosevelt

So go… Travel near… Travel far… Experience life by living

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