Angelina Jolie Can't Handle Her 6 Kids on Vacation (VIDEO)

jolie-pittsAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have perfected the art of parenting a big brood, especially when it comes to traveling with them. You will notice that they rarely have all six in tow. For instance, on their recent trip to Japan, they just brought Pax, 9, and 5-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne along. Why? A divide and conquer strategy is the only way to survive outings when you have a super-sized family.

I totally get it. Just the thought of traveling with all those kids can be daunting -- no matter who you are. The toys to keep them busy, the snacks for grumbling tummies, the who knows how many trips to that tiny bathroom. No one in their right mind would want to deal with that times six. Three is hard enough, but infinitely more manageable.

So say if you can cajole a sitter, grandparent, or other willing relative into staying home with half of them, why not do it? Otherwise, it's just hectic and scary keeping track of everyone and everything. It seems that Angelina and Brad realized that a long time ago. Yes, there are times the entire clan packs up together, but for short trips to film sets or international volunteer projects, they keep the number small. It just makes things so much simpler, so much easier.

I know plenty of parents who do this. My neighbors recently took a trip to California and decided to only take their older children to Universal Studios. They just figure their little one, who was only 2, wouldn't really appreciate or remember the experience. Plus, it was a lot easier with one less child to manage. They figure they will make it up to her later. Although, there is one thing they should keep in mind. All the trips have to be equally as cool; otherwise, kid group B will be seriously pissed.

What do you think of only traveling with half your kids?

 

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Choco... Chocodoxies

The title of this post is really misleading, and offensive. Just because they DON'T take all six children through the crowded airports, with hundreds of paparazzi snapping pictures of their children, doesn't mean they are incapable... it means they are good parents! 


Just look at the number of people who freak out if a family member puts a picture of thier child on FB without their permission. These parents have to have hundreds of strange men (and maybe a few women) photographing and barking at their children (Hey Maddox! Look over here! Hey Shiloh! Are you a boy or a girl?) as they walk through unknown airports. I don't blame them one bit for not forcing all of their children to deal with that kind of environment knowing that their parents are going to be unable to attend to their fear and anxiety individually since their five siblings are along for the ride as well. 

jalaz77 jalaz77

Just did this recently. Took the older two because it was business for hubby little fun for us. It killed me leaving the younger ones, especially the baby but we were super productive doing this.

lulou lulou

Two  observations from the photo


2 paris of lace up shoes in an airport when trying to get 6 kids and yourself thru


do the sunglasses really offer that much of a disguise

Ernestina Willis

just me but i say if you cant or dont want to handle or deal with them al, dont have them understandable about leaving the youngest at home and taking the oldest to a special place or viceversa but she took the oldest (okay, understanable) and the youngest(her biological ones). how do you think that made the others feel?

Stephanie Grodem

I agree with the post at the top by chocodoxies, it's not that she can't handle her 6 kids, I mean I have 6 kids and they are all less than a year apart and I handle them just fine. It can be stressful, but it can be done. You made it seem like she was incapable. With the attention from the media they garner when they go out in public it's just safest not to take all 6 kids out at one time. Maybe you should come up with more accurate headlines, but then again, you wouldn't have a "news" story then. 


 

Gillian Ngfan

i cant leave any of my 4 kids  when iam going on a vaca i wont have any fun.

mine0... mine01369

I think it's a Great idea... if I could do it.  I would.  I think it would be more enjoyable for everyone.. with less i don't want to do that i wanna do this... but she don't want to do this she wants to do that.  


 

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