WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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182 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 J O U B I N H A S S A N E I N journeys bon voyage trekking getaways escapes travel near and far Visiting Paris with Young Children N A Z S I O S H A N S I writer excursions when people think of traveling to Paris, they do not often imagine doing so with two young children. Admittedly, I did not consider this as a top destination with our two- and six-year-old daughters, until the opportunity presented itself. There was a family reunion in Europe, and Paris would be a good place to end the trip. The more I thought about the concept, the more it appealed to me. In many ways, child- hood is a perfect time to visit Paris. So many of the books my daughters read are set in Paris, from the ever-popular Madeline to Eloise in Paris. The Eiffel tower and terms such as bonjour and très chic adorn my children's shirts. So why not let them see these sights and hear the phrases for themselves, if the opportunity is presenting itself? However, it was not without some trepidation. My children can take the Wellesley Toy Shop apart in a matter of minutes. My oldest cannot walk by Wasik's Cheese Shop without pinch- ing her nose at the smell of fromage. Their "indoor" voice is non-existent. Would we spend

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