Travelling with a young child can be easy and it can be a headache too. It takes a LOT of compromises and fitting in with their mood, I guess. We are lukcy that Raimie is such an even-tempered boy. He doesn't throw temper tantrums. He knows better than do it because temper tantrums gets him nowhere in our household. But silently sulky boy does get to Mommy, as does a puppy-eyed boy.
As an incentive for him to continue being a good boy, even after hours and hours of walking during our vacation; a reward (or two) would come his way.
One reward was this. What kid can resist a spot of sugar overload? Not just any random sugar overloaded drink, mind you. The
bribe reward was a can of either Kamen Rider or Ultraman drink.
Then, there's this.
Of course there is a condition that comes with the reward. He can only play that Nintendo DS on long train journeys. For local train trips, that would be a ride more than 5 stations + if he has a seat. No game if he is standing.
Definitely no game playing while walking. When one is walking and sight-seeing, one needs to be aware of one's surrounding and enjoy it too. Not be engrossed in one's limited world, staring at a tiny screen.
I never understand why people nowadays can't seem to tear their eyes off the smartphones, iPhones, iPads, tablets etc, even while walking. I also don't understand the need to be fixated at that screen when one is having lunch with people or when people are talking to you. Maybe I'm just an old fart who don't understand modern technologies. Ah well...