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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Recently, Brandon and I were talking about our children, which happens often.  In our year here in Cairo, we have yet to take them to the pyramids, the Egyptian museum, the Khan, the Citadel, or anything but Ibn Touloun.

One day when they are old enough to look at pictures and realize that we lived in Egypt, I imagine that at least one of them will be incredibly put out that we lived in Egypt and never took them anywhere.

Then I will patiently explain that they had no desire whatsoever to go somewhere like the pyramids and certainly not the Egyptian Museum.  They much preferred the Maadi House pool.

If they are really upset, they can use their own money as adults and go see all of those wonderful, historical things that we, as deadbeat parents, never bothered to take them to.

And that is why all of these pictures are in our house.


PaulaJean said...

Great pictures! Oh, come on, you don't want to go to the Egyptian Museum with three kids under five?

Lydia said...

Yep, that's the only way to go. To not go. I was there 4 years & my kids went to the Khan once; the two older girls twice. Egyptian museum: once. Jacqui may not have gone at all. Feluccas were the only regular outings (besides Maadi House) that we did with the kids. And that was when the adult to kid ration was equal.

UnkaDave said...

Thank you for the photos! I'm sure your mother will be happy to take the kids to the pyramids and shop at the Khan with them while we're there in February. Right dear? Dear?!

PaulaJean said...

Only if you go with me. . . Are you NUTS!!!!