As we’re getting ready for our vacation of a lifetime – a Disney cruise around Italy (I know! Can you even stand the excitement??) – we’re doing a little research so the kids can appreciate some of the sights that we plan to visit. They’ve each picked out something special for their must-see list.
For my son, it’s the Bridge of Sighs. It was mentioned in a book that he read, and it’s the thing he’s most talked about as we get closer to our departure date. Here’s one of our conversations:
W: Oh, I can’t wait to see the Bridge of Sighs!
K: Will it make you bigger?
Me: Not that kind of ‘size’.
K: Oh… Will it make you smaller?
Me: Not that kind of ‘size’ either.
W: It’s not size, it’s siiiiighs.
Me: Do you know what a ‘sigh’ is?
K: Yes, it’s the sound you make when you’re tired after a long day of work.
Then my son explained the whole prisoner thing and how the bridge got its name. And while it’s all very impressive that my nine-year-old knows the history of a bridge that most people don’t even know exists, the first half of the conversation was far more entertaining!