Friday, October 26, 2007
Less Than 5 Months
The kids' passports arrived in the mail. I realized that it's less than (barely) 5 months until we're in Rome, deciding where we'll get gelato from that day, and looking for Roman drinking fountains so the kids can practice their technique. We're pretty much on the ruins, fountains and gelato plan for seeing Rome (it's not a bad plan, at any age), with a few exceptions for church art and architecture. Kids dig the crazy encrusted over-decorated-ness of Baroque, and there's certainly plenty of that in Rome. And even if they don't find the Church Du Jour interesting, they're smart enough to do the math: being quiet and patient so Mom can check out a church (and probably natter at them about Why It's Important) will possibly get them two scoops instead of one.