It’s not every morning that you start your day hearing this casual request:
“Mummy, can you take me to the Eiffel Tower?”
|Eiffel Tower remains securely in his grasp as he sleeps|
If he’s not clutching it as he sleeps, he’s sneaking it in school bag and staging an impromptu speech to his class – even though it was not his turn to do “news”. I got quite the surprise when his teachers informed me my son stood up and announced he had something special, something “fragile” to share with the class and proceeded to pull out of his bag his precious little Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately though his geographical explanation might have lead a few kids astray at that stage he told them it came all the way from his cousins house – in Sydney!
After a brief explanation of how far away this magical monument actually is, still his fascination has not subsided. Its funny how he can be such a “typical boy” – adoring all things Skylanders, and sports – yet have such a captivation for this. And now it’s spawned a desire to see it up close and personal.
So the answer, my lovely Master H? Yes, one day I do promise to take you to the Eiffel Tower. We can sun ourselves in the sprawling emerald green parklands that fringe one side of the Tower; we can stand underneath its massive claw foot structure and stare up in awe at its engineering majesty, and we can travel to its top to drink in the sweeping views of this most magical city, laid out in perfect town planning precision below.
Most of all I want you to see my favourite view of the Eiffel Tower, the one I have been blessed to see on two occasions – from the platform of the Trocadero, where it sparkles against the backdrop of the dark of night, lit up like a bejewelled ballerina. It’s simply magnifique…
It may be 5 years from now, it may be 35, but you have my word that one day your Mummy will fulfil this dream of yours. C’est promis!
Renee Wilson says
Aww lovely. How cute is he taking it out of his pocket in class like he has some sort of big secret to tell … and that he said it came from Sydney 🙂 Isn’t it amazing what kids can attach themselves too?!
Take Charge Becc says
My sons wish at the moment is to go to Russia! This is because it is the biggest 🙂
As I have also been to Paris a few times, I am up for it.
I love that the kids can set the place for our next holiday (within reason). I have wanted to see the red square and am looking into maybe catching up with some Swedish friends and maybe a visit to Lapland to see Santa whilst we are in the general vicinity (round the world tickets are cheaper anyways :))
I hope it comes off as just looking in to it is making me excited 🙂
Seana Smith says
You just never know, do you… you just never do know…. could happen ANY DAY. Great to see that the wee lad has his mum’s sense of adventure and interest.
Kirsty @ My Home Truths says
My son is desperate to go to Stonehenge while my daughter would love to go to Paris! I love that they already have those wonderful dreams of travel and discovery even at such a young age! I hope you do get to go there one day with Master H!
Sally@Toddlers on Tour says
My Mr 5 loves to travel though for some reason believes all destinations are in Australia – this includes Thailand, Malaysia and Africa.
It does not matter how much I explain they are all different countries, and remind him we have to fly for hours over the ocean.
In his 5 year old mind Australia is the world.
Veggie Mama says
I wouldn’t mind going myself!