OK it is I the one who writes blogs (aka Keegan).
Parents do you have any trouble touring cities with kids??? Well I am writing this blog for you! Here is a list of steps you can do to keep your kids happy while touring!
The Happy Touring Guide For Parents With Kids!
Number 1. You have to identify the problem; are they tired, sad or mad.
Number 2. Give the kids their own money to spend for that day.
Number 3. Pass a local candy store on purpose but say to your kids “Oh look here a candy store. Do you guys want to go in here?” That will get your kids hooked!
Number 4. Once your kids have their OWN bag of candy they will most likely stay happy until they run out of candy.
Number 5. If they ever get a little cranky or mad or sad shove a piece of candy in their mouth!
I guarantee you that this method will work every time! If not, you did not do one of the five steps correctly, but if you did and they are still cranky or mad or sad then just get them home or… well I don’t know it has always worked for me.
Ok so now that I have given you a list of steps to do I will tell you a story on how those steps worked in action.
My parents wanted to go to the Metropol Parasol in the Plaza de la Encarnacion for the day, which is like a huge mushroom modern structure that was just built in the middle of town. We went there and we took an elevator to the top. It was really cold so my mom and dad got a cup of joe and we got some hot coco to warm us up. Then we walked around on the top of it. After that Kendal and I wanted to go home but of course my parents wanted to walk around some more so Kendal and I looked at each other and knew what we had to do! We had to be cranky or sad or mad. Then our parents walked by our favorite candy store in Seville (Wonkandy) and then because we had some of our own spending money we asked to go in. We got some candy and then we were happy right until we got to our apartment! So that is one of the times the Happy Touring Guide With Kids has worked for us.
December 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm
GREAT advice Keegan! I will keep that in mind when we start traveling internationally with Sydney and Sabyne!!!
December 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm
Thanks for the tips Keegan…I had no idea I was doing it wrong all this time! Enjoy your cousins! We love you!
Anthony R I.
December 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm
this might be my favorite blog so far! hope you guys have/had a safe new years!