Traveling assistants with piccolini are always a question: umbrella stroller or kinderwagen? Child backpack? Duffle bags? Rolling luggage? Traveling glass artist?
|Noah guards the suitcase at top of the steps, while we carry up the BBC.|
|The kinderwagen (BBC) balanced dangerously on a passenger seat.|
What was my point? Oh yeah, the train is good for interesting conversations. And relaxing. And when you are taking the really slow trains, they're like airplanes in the States in the 1990s. In other words, you can spread out and relax, and (being the year 2011) watch something on the iPad.
Five and a half hours of train travel was more difficult for the 1 year old than it was for the 4 year old. Mattias still isn’t walking, but it doesn’t seem to impact his mobility – or his motivation to use his mobility! If only we could have harnessed that mobility to use at the right time and in the right way.
|Mattias. The little sign in the upper right corner? No throwing bottles from moving trains.|