We are taking the kids to Paris today! It will be their first time there. I’ve been trying to prepare them for the past few weeks with movies about Paris. I’m not sure if they really learned anything from the movies I picked. The reactions went a bit like this:
Hunchback of Notre Dame – Ended up in my son trying to walk like a hunchback for a week.
A Cat in Paris – Kids in deep discussion about if one could actually jump from rooftop to rooftop… well maybe if you were in shape… maybe if you had special shoes….
Hugo – Mainly just interested in the automatron. How to work it, how to build it. Didn’t seem to notice Paris or the history of movies in the film.
The Aristocats – Always just concerned about that one scene where the piano crashes through the floor. “They’ll get in trouble!”
Oh well…. They’ll just have to discover Paris on their own.
Go to Père Lachaise cemetery, resting place of the likes of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Edith Piaf and more. Kids love cemeteries. If they are Doctor Who fans, look for Weeping Angels 🙂
Well I didn’t have internet, so didn’t see this until yesterday, but that was a great idea! I’ve done that cemetary before. However, I don’t want to have to deal with nightmares from kids on weeping angels. haha! 🙂