As the end of school approaches, thoughts of summer come to mind. This year I have the three children for most of the summer break but with no definite plans on the horizon.
Certainly I would like to fulfill their rather large dream of seeing the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower. These wishes of theirs have been brought about by my introducing them to 3D puzzles of the London Tower Bridge and the Eiffel Tower as well as reading to them 'The London Eye Mystery' during winter break.
Though I have done a preliminary search for affordable flight tickets to London or even Dublin, my search has yet to produce anything reasonable. But travel is something I believe brings much value to children as memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Years later children might not remember the toys they received as much as they will remember trips taken with family.
We still have the pool by the townhouse and books to read, puzzles to build, walks to take, along with cooking and baking lessons. There will be no shortage of activities to keep them busy but these dreams of theirs might just have to wait for a little while longer.
Sometimes we have to learn to simply enjoy the moments we have until we are able to fulfill a wish or goal of ours. It might take longer than expected. Sometimes it might not happen at all. The main thing is to keep focus and to continue moving forward.