Today we were brave…VERY BRAVE!!!
Mr Locoman did overtime today and my *AJ went off to do his latest “THING” ice skating ALL DAY. So it was girlie time for me and my *CAL.
We sat down and planned just what she wanted to do…the Museum and Art Gallery, popping into her favourite tea room for a Chocolate muffin. She calls it the Muffin Museum, she’s so very cute.
We live in a big city, it’s Saturday and I HATE crowds.
However, I know myself better now than I ever have before, I am learning all the time.
So I know that I can plan my way for me and my kids to do ANYTHING.
I planned a route, one that avoided the main shopping areas.
I planned a walk, one that meant we could work on *CAL’s fear of heights.
I planned plenty of rests and breaks along the way.
We had a beautiful walk
We walked into the city along the canal. We saw ducks and boats. We watched the locks working and spoke to a few boat people. We took LOTS of photos.
We came across an exposed bridge over the canal that I knew my *CAL would struggle with. We walked across it and back again a few times and then I said to her, “You can do this now with Mommy, let me see you do it on your own!” I walked her to the middle and left her there shaking. I felt terrible but I knew she could do it. I walked away and we counted to 10 and then she ran off, but she did it and we have the proof too. She was so very pleased with herself and I am SO PROUD of her.
We approached the City Centre
The route I planned was through one of the forums, these are usually pretty busy but there was no way of avoiding it. As soon as we walked in the crowd hit us, but *CAL’s attention was more on a shop she had spotted that sold ALL types of cartoon stuff.
Great… I thought, a focus.
I always have to have a focus, it’s like I aim at something and then blinker myself like a pit pony.
We ploughed our way through the crowd and straight to the cartoon shop.
After a few minutes of giggling with the Sponge Bob, we then headed out the other side of the forum.
*CAL LOVES statues and fountains
So we spent quite a bit of time looking at ALL the statues and fountains that were close to the museum.
Then we went and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the museum, but we mainly stayed in the Art Gallery and lost ourselves in the paintings.
Daddy finished work and came to meet us
She walked my legs off today, but we had such fun the two of us. Daddy met us and we went for coffee. *CAL ate far too much Chocolate and I didn’t notice I was enjoying my coffee and resting my brain, while she chatted her Dad’s head off.
I can hear her still chatting his head off in the other room now, while they are watching the football.
So we have started the school holiday well
We have a week off and I plan to do quite a few fun things with my kids next week.
I LOVE the school holidays, both my kids come alive when they are not drained by the routine of the education system.
I love that they are so bright, but this stops others noticing all that they struggle with, because they can hide it so very well.
I’m glad I can keep a record here of just how things REALLY are.
Love and hugs everyone.
Lisa. xx 🙂