“The docent knew nothing about us, except that I had a loud, overly excited kid but his act of kindness brought history alive and made a kid (and his parents) feel super special.”
A couple of years ago I dragged my toddler and preschooler to Philadelphia for a conference. (Sorry other people on the plane… it seemed like a good idea at the time.) Their father came, too, and spent the hours that I was attending conferences visiting the plethora of fantastic museums and parks with the kids.
We told the kids that the hotel we were staying was actually a tower in a castle and the doorman in his tails and top hat was the king and the maid on our floor was the queen. They loved, loved, loved it! My son learned to bow and my daughter learned how to curtsy.
On the last day, we went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art together. If you have never been, I highly recommend it. There is a section of swords and armor and my son, being into knights and dragons and pirates…
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