As someone who was raised in America, I've always been amazed at how easy it is to travel to a completely different country within a couple hours from London.
Plane or train.
It's very cool.
A two-hour train ride in America, and you're still in the same State (most of the time).
I can't believe more Londoners don't take advantage of living so close to Paris!
It's so great to be able to hop on a fast train, and then BAM, you're in frogland.
Anyway, on the very crowded train, I met this very sweet young mother with her toddler daughter.
I couldn't help but offer my assistance because there was a jumble of seats with a big family of overgrown loud teenagers, and I could tell that this mother just wanted a comfortable seat with her little girl.
So I managed to talk the other people into rearranging their seating plan, and the young mother was able to sit next with us in the quattro seating (with the table in the middle).
Much better outcome.
She was very grateful.
It was simple to do.
Stressless journey with children.
(Is that really possible?)
We had a lovely ride into Paris.
My kids played with the little girl, and everyone was happy.
I was probably the happiest because my eldest kept on talking in the strangest accent. I think she picked it up on YouTube. She contorts her face and has this annoying rhythm, tone, and intonation.
So I basically ignored her. I had to. Instead, I focused on having a nice conversation with the young mother sitting next to me.
She asked me if I work and what I do.
Sure enough she became very interested when I told her that my special interest is with babies' and children's spinal health.
Most people have no clue what chiropractic paediatrics is.
"What does it mean for a child to go have a chiropractic check-up?"
I explained to her how important it is for all newborns to have their spines check shortly after birth.
Doesn't a paediatrician check the baby's heart, breathing, ears, genitals, etc?
How about one of the most important organs in the body?
The brain and the spine - the central nervous system?
This mother was totally fascinated.
"Yes, that makes sense!"
She even explained to me that her baby was born with forceps because she was twisted in a strange position stuck in the birth canal.
(Do you know how often I hear mothers say this?)
Listen, I love what I do. And if I can speak to one mother a day to show them how important it is to have her child's spine checked, then I feel that I've helped make a positive change in that child's (and mother's) life.
Because a healthy child is what we all want.
Healthy children lead to a happier world for the future.
Do you get it?
Now, I'm off to go eat some delicious French food.
Au revoir et a bientot!
See you next week for your adjustment!
(Don't forget to book in your £25 massage! Only ten days left at this price.)
— Dr MaryAnne