One of my dreams regarding travel was that Kamea would learn languages. I had visions of her meeting up with kids who didn’t speak English and Kamea wouldn’t know their language and, yet, they’d figure it out.
Today, my dream came true.
We’re staying in a house in Mitry-Mory, France, and there is a very tiny neighborhood. We heard children’s voices outside and opened our door.
Voila! 3 young French girls. 👊🏼
Kamea didn’t hesitate a second to run out there and play, even though she couldn’t communicate with words.
Another beautiful thing is that these kids are outside playing with bean bags, cans, sticks, balls, etc. There are no video games. No iPads. It’s refreshing.
We LOVE our video games and iPads, of course. They give me a break to do my own work, meditating, cleaning, cooking, etc, without interruption, while she is busy on them. Honestly, I’m sure I rely on them too much. C’est la vie.
However, I long for opportunities where Kamea is engaged with the simplest of things, like playing with bean bags and cans outside. Running and giggling under the sun.
Another dream of mine was to live in France and have the opportunity to walk to a bakery, where I would buy fresh French bread and rich, buttery croissants.
So simple and yet so complete.
The other day we bought our first bread at the bakery, a day I’ll never forget.
Today… we went to buy our first croissant! 🥐
This is travel for me. THIS.
It was frugal, too. The loaf of bread, the baguette, and the croissant totaled $3.88. We will feast today!