Photo Friday: Sleeping Through the Best Museums in Italy

Corsini Gallery in Rome
Corsini Gallery in Rome

I have countless pictures of E and D asleep in museums around the world. If you didn't know better, you might think that they just slept through every trip. The fact is that until they were over 2, we tried to time museum trips during naptime. Sure, we could find ways to entertain them if we had to, but it was so much more pleasant to enjoy the artwork at a grownup's pace.

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  1. Carolina on April 8, 2010 at 10:26 p.m.

    Oh sweet nap time bliss...Beautiful picture. I can hear the silence :)

  2. maria on April 9, 2010 at 1:30 a.m.

    Museums are definitely a good place for young children to nap!

  3. Victoria at Its a small world after all on April 9, 2010 at 2:45 a.m.

    I'd always rather do something while they're napping! There's no fun in visiting a museum with babies or young toddlers who might kick off at any moment.

  4. Sophie on April 9, 2010 at 3:43 a.m.

    Very good tips, seeing museums when the toddlers are asleep.

  5. Wanderluster on April 9, 2010 at 6:14 a.m.

    I'm a bit prone to sleeping through museums myself. Glad I'm not alone ;-)

  6. Cate on April 9, 2010 at 7:01 a.m.

    Makes sense to take your kids through the museum in nap time. This gives you the peace and time needed. I would have loved my parents to have done this instead as a child.

  7. Mara on April 9, 2010 at 8:32 a.m.

    This makes me positively nostalgic for the stroller days! We're lucky now if they fall asleep in the car on the way home.

  8. Lucia on April 9, 2010 at 1:20 p.m.

    This is my favorite pic that you have ever posted...gorgeous light and composition and a good reminder of days that will quickly become a blurred memory of traveling with little ones. Good tactic for timing museum visits during nap time. We had some success with that, too but more often than not I wanted/needed a nap, too!

  9. Lorraine on April 14, 2010 at 8:44 p.m.

    Agree with the comment about this being a favorite Photo Friday shot - you can almost feel the peacefulness come through.

  10. Chris Christensen on April 15, 2010 at 10:43 p.m.

    We saw the British Museum back in 1989 while my son Mike dozed in his stroller.

  11. Danielle on April 26, 2010 at 7:09 a.m.

    I do the same thing! Nap time is parents' best friend!

  12. Adam on August 17, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.

    It's all about timing and working around your kid's schedule and needs ... glad to you see you found a balance where many others can't!