Photo Friday: Naptime at the Eiffel Tower

Naptime can be one of the biggest challenges when you travel with young kids. Luckily, babies are fairly portable, and once your child gets used to sleeping on the go, everyone gets into a routine. Here E and I are in a quiet corner midlevel on the Eiffel Tower. I'm obviously sleepy, but he looks wide awake, doesn't he?

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  1. Lorraine on July 2, 2009 at 9:57 p.m.

    How can you keep such a cute hairstyle while traveling - that's what I want to know! Such a tender photo. He might be planning his next move... "next time I'm in Paris maybe I'll get to eat those chocolate crepes!"

  2. Debbie on July 2, 2009 at 10:04 p.m.

    @Lorraine I'm laughing out loud - I think it was important to me to have good hair in Paris. These days (with three kids instead of one) I'm lucky if I even brush my hair - let alone get a good cut and color.

  3. amida on July 2, 2009 at 10:33 p.m.

    One of my best memories of travelling to Paris with a 2-year-old -- he slept through the night and napped for hours during the day. It was amazing and probably the best sleep we've all had in a long time.

  4. Carolina on July 3, 2009 at 12:10 a.m.

    So I'm going to join the discussion on the hairstyles's funny how your hair get progressively worse as the baby gets older..hmmm.
    Either way, the picture captures a great moment. The Eiffel Tower is on my mind as my sister sent me an email from France telling me about her first visit to the Tower yesterday. Let me dream!

  5. Karen on July 3, 2009 at 5:26 a.m.

    Love it! I've always said nap time is more important for mom than baby, especially when travelling.

  6. Lucia on July 3, 2009 at 5:51 a.m.

    Luckily both of our kids have been good nappers on the go. We have some pretty funny pics of places where our kids have napped. Sometimes I wish I had that gift for falling asleep whenever and wherever I might be!

    Even though our kids will generally sleep on the go,it is sometimes nice to have a solid reason to head back to the hotel for a family nap/break!

  7. Dominique on July 3, 2009 at 7:09 a.m.

    Hopefully his wakefulness meant he was sleepy come night time :)
    All this talk about hairstyles reminds me that I really do need to get my hair cut!

  8. camels & chocolate on July 3, 2009 at 8:36 a.m.

    Such a pretty picture of you!

  9. Kim@Galavanting on July 3, 2009 at 9:40 a.m.

    Heh, great that you kept your nap schedule in tact even though the baby stayed awake :). Keeping some semblance of the kid's nap times were always the biggest challenges for me too.

  10. Cate on July 3, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.

    Even though you say you look tired, you look good in this shot. And I agree with the comments about your hair.Great shot.

  11. RennyBA on July 3, 2009 at 1:20 p.m.

    You see a lot of them around in Norway too - in sleep or awake :-)

  12. Elizabeth on July 8, 2009 at 12:21 p.m.

    I should have taken a picture of my son asleep in his sling in Talpa, Mexico, when he was 9 months old. He was SO tired and fell right asleep, and while I was waiting for my husband to come out of a shop, two young boys walked past me. They looked at me standing there with my son in his sling and one whispered to the other, "Look. Like our ancestors used to do it."

  13. Debbie on July 8, 2009 at 7:24 p.m.

    All this discussion about hairstyles reminded me to schedule a cut and color before BlogHer and TBEX. Hopefully you'll all tell me I still look good ;)