Travelling with a small child is not the same thing as travelling without children: a small child demands constant attention. As a result, your memories are profoundly linked to the time spent together, to shared sensations and emotions. Scotland was the spectacular backdrop to unforgettable and precious moments.
The most beautiful memories are linked to small gestures: the attentions received after running across a lush green lawn a few metres from the sea, the special smile we all show in a photograph and, soon after, running toward dad to see the picture. Expressions of amazement and curiosity, coupled with the growing awareness of a child discovering the world, one step at a time.
We will almost certainly forget the correct name of every castle we visited, though we will cherish joyful and once-in-a-lifetime moments forever. We will forever hear the sound of the wind whistling through the tall grass as Michelangelo, laying on top of me, sang and held me tightly. I will never forget his gentle laugh as he ran behind a group of sheep and his proud gaze as he wandered through the ruins of a medieval cathedral, or his smile for his dad who called out to him from the tower.
I will remember the understanding look shared with Lorenzo during Michelangelo’s attempts to flee, always in the opposite direction. I will remember, we will remember Scotland as something incredible, seen through his eyes.
Oscha Slings was a sponsor and partner on this trip, allowing us to visit places we would never have imagined being able to reach with our small travelling companion without the help of its babywearing slings.