Last year, I traveled to the Cayman Islands with my daughter, and it was a fabulous bonding experience for the two of us. So, when I was invited to the Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh press trip, my daughter wanted to go again. But this year was my son’s turn, and it was a great opportunity for us to spend time along (while my daughter was spoiled by her grandparents in Rhode Island). Our trip was only two nights, but I think my son blossomed by being the only child for two days and for being the special one to get such a great experience.
We hung out in the USAir Lounge in Boston, where I made him a cup of hot chocolate (with a few ice cubes).
He learned how to do silk screening at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. He’s a budding artist, so this was a very big deal (he looks very serious).
He posed with C3PO and R2D2 in the robot section of the Carnegie Science Center.
He loved his free shirt on Free Shirt Fridays at the Pittsburgh Pirates
He piled up his stuffed penguins on his penguin suitcases and posted for a picture.
And, he learned how to be a pirate on the Good Ship Lollipop.
Without his beloved sister around, he was a bit out of his comfort zone, which meant he made new friends and tried new things. We spent almost every minute of our time together, and I think he really enjoyed being on a special adventure with mommy. I’ve got to remember to do that more often – even if it’s just a local movie or a visit to a park. We haven’t spent any time together like that since he went to kindergarten.
Disclosure: Our trip to Pittsburgh was complimentary as part of the Kidsburgh press trip. All opinions are my own.
Get Our Free eBook
Subscribe to get our complimentary eBook with tips, tricks, and info for family travelers.