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Angelina Jolie Museum

Paris, France :: Angelina Jolie, 30, took son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 4, to visit the Musee d’Orsay this past Sunday while daddy Brad Pitt, 42, was away on business.  Angelina and Maddox checked out all of the exhibition spaces in the Great Hall including a wonderful display of a section of the Opéra quartier (neighborhood) as it was in 1914, complete with a to-scale model of  Paris underneath the glass floor. (Above, Maddox peers through this glass floor.) Maddox had to be carried back into the hotel by Angelina after a long and exhausting trip to the museum.  More pictures in the gallery!

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raiderfan @ 02/22/2006 at 2:06 am

it looks like, he is having a tantrum, in that one pix!! what’s with the ring? thanks jj, for the pix/info on BAMZ!!! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!

# 2

A museum for a toddler??? Must be boring, but it is a good training for him to learn to appreciate arts :):)

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Hah! To him laying down on the floor. He had to be dirty when he got up.

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whos d chick wif d beige jacket she looks gorgy..:P

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Mad was not having a tantrum. He was looking through a glass floor.

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salizankhozizan @ 02/22/2006 at 4:29 am

chick wif d beige jacket?i believe she’s angie’s PA, holly

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jared i dont think they live in a hotel..ok it doesnt matter…

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The chick is Holly, her PA/good friend. She is often around and on a lot of pics, although most magazines like to call her "unidentified female" :)And Maddox is not having a tantrum actually, he is just looking a this: http://i1.tinypic.com/o7366b.jpg

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makes museums all the more appealing!

I don’t know how much Maddox will remember all of those experiences (cause I certainly can’t remember much of anything when I was 4), but he certainly is getting his dose of education and culture from his parents exposing him to museums. Of course, there is also the travelling that makes one so much more in tune with the world. When I travel, I make it a point to visit the local museums.

what a disruptive life for a child to be travelling all the time. how unsettling and selfish of the parents.

oh london mind to just stay in london.

London, I disagree with your comment. Would you prefer that they be left behind with nannies as other "stars" or the super wealthy do with their kids? As long as a routine is maintained it does not matter where they are, Paris, LA etc. They are not in school yet so that is not a consideration. They may not remember the specifics but that does not mean they are not getting something out of it. Let’s put it this way what is more stimulating to the brain, Paris, museums etc. or sitting in front of the tv watching cartoons and Barney? Their perception of the world and the possibilities open to them will be far beyond those of their peers back in Malibu.

London I disagree with you as well,whats important is that the family is happy and are together.People who travel are the most intelient and diverse individuals you will ever met.

Any child psychologist would differ with you. A permanent home life with a predictable routine gives a child much more emotional stability. It’s sad but these children will never have that.

London please stop being so gosh darn close minded. Do you have children? If so do you ever take them to musuems? If you had the money you wouldn’t take your children and show them the world outside of that tiny little box they inhabit? If you don’t have children then are you really qualified to make that statement? Just asking…not trying to offend.Maddox will begin school well ahead of his class. All these "boring" museums and exotic travels are educating him more than sitting at home with the nanny or even a part time preschool. I guarantee that Maddox knows his primary lessons: numbers, colors, days of the week, etc. And what’s more interesting is he may even know them in more than one language. So I dare say Maddox is well on his way to being a very learned little boy.He probably won’t remeber these earlier trips but he will retain knowledge that he’s picking up. Remember Angie’s been taking Mad to musuems since he was an infant. I love that she inspires and promotes learning and open mindeness in her children. BRAVO ANGIE!!!

I think Maddox is the cutest kid ever. Jared–you have the best pictures of BAMZ on the web. I want to know who the dude with the white hair…he keeps showing up while they are staying over there.

hmmm…I disagree Marie, Most Child Psychologists would review and analyze each individual case. As long as the child is well adjusted who are we to say whether or not travel before starting school is detrimental in anyway. The boy is 4 she wants to spend time with him and introduce him to the world he lives in before he is school bound. Why is this such a problem. I counsel children all day long (not a psychologist) and those children who are suppose to have a permanent home are usually the ones that are manically maladjusted. What I would say is that a child who travels constantly sometimes finds it hard to attach to home, friends, etc. But what they do attach to are their parents and that is what keeps them well adjusted. Maddox, his mother and now father are very attached to each other. As long as he continues to go to sleep knowing mommy and daddy will be there when he wakes or will return when they say they will he knows he’s ‘home’. That’s the routine that needs to stay the same.

Actually, it’s a perfect time to stimulate the child’s brain. At that age, the brain is taking in all kinds of stimuli, which is good for the child’s development. I would posit that Maddox is being enriched by the experiences of travelling and the culture his parents are exposing him to. I cannot even imagine knowing anything about dinosaurs when I was his age. Here, Maddox knows more than I ever did about the different dinosaurs. In museums, he gets to see them in their literal original size. Make no mistake, museums are educational institutions in themselves. I think all the travelling develops a cultural sensitivity in Maddox that no classroom could offer. It’s nonsense the criticisms of Angelina’s parenting skills the haters continue to dump on her despite the very fact Maddox looks to be a well-adjusted, good kid. For a person with absolute no desire for children, I could change my mind for a kid like Maddox.

Xan, I didn’t see your post before I posted. After reading your post, I have to give you props for your excellent points about the routine of being with loving parents.

London and Marie on ‘disruptive life’ , ‘child psychologist would disagree’ (I agree with Cindy2 and Xan)It is true Jolie-Pitt are doing much more than most of the families, but as a parent, I am competely in disagreement with you two. Mad & Z are at the age when they don’t perceive environmental change as ‘disruptive’ as unflexible grown-ups do. That is why it is important for parents to expose kids to different cultures at young age. This is where everything starts–open mindedness to people of other cultures, colors of people’s skin, and language. I don’t know if you are a parent or have taken your kids around, or traveled widely yoursellves. My kids are at similar ages with Mad & Z, and I think on the contrary to your opinion, this is the PERFECT age to do this. Z won’t remember much, but she is at the age her ‘routine’ keeps changing anyway as she grows month by month. Last year, at age 4, we put our daughter into a French preschool for a month, without much language training. She remembers and talks about it today and switches to French when she does. My son, who was 1&9 months then, would point to airplanes in the sky and says today, "Papillon!" (‘butterfly’–he meant ‘avion’ it rhyms :) We are planning to do this every year if we could, mainly for kids to go to school there; in fact we are trying to make business reasons to go there so we can do this for them. If the ‘routine’ of the daily life– ‘going to bed’ routines (cleaning ups, reading books, brushing teeth etc) are consistent, I am of an opinion it doesn’t really matter where you are. But again, everyone has the right to do what they think it is right for their children. So if you don’t agree to BAMZ+1+n lifestyle, just stay disgreed, but please don’t attempt to judge.

Marie child psychologists have different views on this subject,some feel globe trotting is postitve experience for childern.There are many books on this subject to read.The main thing is for the kids to be safe,secure and loved which they are.I think some of you just want something to b***H about when it comes to Brad and Angelina.Look at Paul and Linda McCarthy they always traveled because he was on the road,they were always together and had a very happy family until her death.They rasied wonderful childern.So in the end I feel home is where the heart is.

African girl @ 02/22/2006 at 9:40 am

Goodness, I love all u guys. U make make me laugh, u make me cringe, u leave me speechless but most of all, u make me think. London (I am hoping this is ur real name not where u live because I know londoners r more….shall we say, no so naive). U crack me up with ur "unstable" comment. Wow, u just made me realized how "selfish" my parents were taking me and my siblings to all those other countries. See my God, my father worked at the consulate office of my own country so he was transfed to different countries: india. Germany, france, ghana, dubia, saudi arabia and even london. So by ur own reasoning, I have lived a very distriptive life. Well, I guess there is an upside to this (always like to see the glass half full instead of half empty) see, I am able to deal but more importantly tolorate ppl who r closed minded. Someone wrote that u should broaden ur horizon and I second that. Baby steps: google about other countries other than urs, learn about there culture and language and where it is located onthe world map. Let us try this exercise at least once a week I.e one country a week. I believe before the end of the yr, u will buying ur tickets to these countries. London there is so much to see and learn, don’t let all the fine things of life pass u by just because u r scared of a little "instability"

Elana,Xan,Cindy2 and Besane,thank you for your posts.They were very informative and intelligent.Cindy2 for a person who doesn’t want kids you have alot of insight on the subject.Maybe you should reconsider,I think you would rasie one hell of a kid.

Cindy2 and Be Sane: I completely agree!You guys are definitely on point. A child’s basic routine is where they find their ‘security blanket’. My sisters and I all have children and we travel because our jobs demand it. (They have actually all posted here, because they like the level of intellect within the conversational posts.) We take our children and sometimes each others with us, because we will not leave our children behind. My older children are in school and can’t go all the time but I have taken them out of school if I feel that the trip will enlighten and educate them. They have seen some of this world’s wonders and this is something most don’t get to see or experience at a young age. I do insist that they write a research paper (which they hate) on each trip. Traveling has not negatively affected their grades at all. Infact it has enhanced them. My sisters and I have also all worked with children, either now or at one point in our careers and we all agree that children need a sense of family and family is not a building. It’s the people who nurture, love, teach and yes even discipline you. It’s not a house. I’m sorry I could talk about children all day. Especially since my calendar is clear today.

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