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带孩子去旅游

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我儿子两岁时我第一次和他进行了一次大的旅行,我期望我可以通过这次旅行在这个喧嚣的世界得到片刻的休息,也期望有这么一个机会能让自己有时间和机会进行一些新的冒险。毕竟,这些都是我在有孩子之前假期的享受方式。但是这些期望几乎要毁了我的假期。
The first time I took a big trip with my son, then two years old, I was looking forward to a break from the mundane, a chance to have some time to myself and the opportunity to have a few new adventures. After all, that is what holidays had been about before I had children. But that expectation nearly spoiled my holiday.
我发现自己仅仅因为我的孩子还是个孩子而心烦意乱。我担心他错过了午休或者晚上不睡觉,我担心他不停地哭闹的时候会打扰飞机上的其他乘客或者旅馆隔壁房间的旅客,我担心他会不喜欢手头所做的事,我因为没有时间坐下来读书或者去我想转的地方转而心烦意乱。
I found myself upset at my child for just being a child. I worried when he missed naps or didn’t sleep at night. I worried about disturbing other people on the plane or in the next hotel room when he wouldn’t stop crying. I worried when he wasn’t enjoying what were doing. And I got upset that I didn’t have time to sit and read my book or go and see what I wanted to see.
当我变得越来越疲惫时我意识到我是在破坏我的假期。我看不到我儿子在新体验时的兴奋,我也没能好好享受我自己的时间、风景和经历。要让假期合乎期望对我而言会让事情变得更糟。
As I got more and more stressed I realised I was ruining my holiday. I was missing my son’s excitement at new experiences and I wasn’t enjoying the time I did get to myself or the new sights and experiences. Trying to make the holiday fit my expectations was making things harder for me.
因此,我放弃我对于假期的期望并开始享受其天然之乐。这样,我发现我儿子更容易入睡了,我丈夫也不那么脾气暴躁了,同时我自己也开始享受自己。现在,在同我儿子许多大大小小的旅行之后,我发现更容易放松和享受假期了。
So, I let go of my expectations of how the holiday should be and started to enjoy it just the way it was. And I found my son went to sleep more easily, my husband was less grumpy and I was enjoying myself. Nowadays, after many big and small trips with my children, I find it easier to relax and enjoy the holiday.
以下这些帮助我以良好的心态面对我和我儿子的旅行...
Here’s what helps me to get in the right mindset when I’m travelling with my children …
出发前做好计划
Plan Before You Leave
在度假之前,想一想在你离开家里后会遇到什么困难,带上相应的工具准备好充足的信息来处理这些问题。
Before your holiday, think about what might cause difficulties while you are away and arm yourself with tools and information to help you deal with those problems.
例如,在飞机或汽车上你将怎样同你的孩子玩耍?你孩子想要参观些什么样的景点?你包裹里需要带上些什么东西?
For example, how will you entertain your child on the plane or in the car? What are some attractions your children might want to visit? What do you need to pack?
虽然需要谨慎,但也要避免制定一个严格的行程,你和孩子旅行时需要一个灵活的、可变的计划!
One caution though, avoid planning a strict itinerary, you need to be flexible and able to change plans when travelling with children.
在和孩子旅行问题上如果你想要一些有经验者的建议的话,我推荐Delicious Baby。在这个网站上,有从所带物品到处理时差综合症的各种各样的小窍门。
If you’d like some advice about planning from a veteran at travelling with children I recommend Delicious Baby. At the website, there are tips about everything from what to pack to dealing with jetlag.
放松,或搁在一边,常规
Relax, or Put Aside, Your Routines
在非睡觉时间而你的孩子又想睡的话,让他们睡,这时你休整的机会来了。常规适合家庭生活,而当你旅行并且这时任何事情都发生改变的时候你需要的是变通,而非常规。我通常坚持这样的一个指导方针:最起码保持三个小时的睡眠并且当你想让你的孩子晚上入睡时要适可而止。
Your child is sleepy, but it is not nap time. Let them sleep. Now’s your chance for some down time. Routines suit home life. When you’re travelling and everything is changing you need flexibility, not routines. I usually try to stick to a guideline of keeping 3 hours between a nap and when you want your child to go to bed for the night and leave it at that.
当出现差错时,做应该做的同时忘记这件事情。在你旅行的时候,会有挑战时刻的到来。设想一下,你的孩子在飞机上不听地哭,你就成了大家所诅咒的那个人。但是那样想并不能帮助你让你的孩子安静下来;这可能会令你感到不安,进而使得你要耗费更长的时间让你的孩子安静下来。
When something goes wrong, do what needs to be done and forget it. Whilst you are travelling there will be challenging moments. Imagine, your child won’t stop crying on the plane. You’re the person everyone is cursing. But thinking about that is not going to help you calm your child. It is probably going to make you tense and it will take longer to calm your child.
因此,预料将要发生的意外但不要过于关注出现的暂时困难。它们不应当成为你假期的记忆。
So, expect that things will go wrong but don’t focus on short term difficulties that come up. They won’t be what you remember about your holiday.
寻找冒险
Find the Adventure
让你的孩子做你旅途的导游,但我并不是说都按照你孩子的意志行事,而是紧随你孩子的情绪。让他们设定进程,如果你是开车旅行,那么孩子要停车就停车,没准你因为停车而发现一块隐藏的宝石呢,而如果你不停车你就与它失之交臂了。
Let your child be the guide on your travels. I don’t mean only do what your child will enjoy, but I do mean work with your child’s mood. Let them set the pace. If you’re driving and your child wants to stop, then stop. You might find a hidden gem by stopping somewhere you otherwise would have driven past.
我最美的旅行记忆是,我儿子不停地哭而不得不停车的那次。我们看见一个小农场商店并停了下来,正好可以让我儿子给小羊羔喂一瓶牛奶。
One of my best travel memories was made when we had to stop because my son wouldn’t stop crying. We saw a little farm shop and stopped, just in time for my son to give the lambs a bottle of milk.
做那些能使你的孩子开心的活动,参观那些能给你孩子带来快乐的地方。这将给你一个全新的视角来观察你们所到之处。并且这些地方通常能够遇见其他父母——旅行者或者当地人——他们能进一步丰富你对所参观的地方的体验。
Try the activities and visit the places that will entertain your children. It will give you a whole new perspective on the place you are visiting. And these are often the places to meet other parents – travellers or locals – who can further enrich your experience of the place you are visiting.
和幼儿旅行的想法可以让人畏而却步,但是它也可以成为开阔你眼界的伟大冒险,纵然机场对于幼儿来说也是一种冒险。孩子是欢快和现实生活的专家,因此紧随他们吧。
The thought of travelling with young children can be daunting. But it can also be a great adventure with your children helping to open your eyes to new experiences. Even the airport is an adventure for young children. Children are experts at being joyful and living in the moment, so follow their lead.
祝你旅途愉快!
Happy travelling!
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