We took the children to Pizza Hut for their dinner tonight as a little treat as we had stayed in all day spring cleaning, putting up shelves etc… They were both very good and ate a good amount of food. Rosa had spotted a birthday party in the corner where all the children had balloons. As we paid our bill, asked our waitress if my children could have a balloon please? Of course she said and a few mins later came back with a balloon for them each.
Rosa held hers as we walked through the restaurant and outside Stacy said to her to hold it tight so that it wouldn’t fly away! At this point she began crying. As Stacy was putting her into the car she was getting more and more upset and pushing the balloon away. She was staring at it, eyes wide open in almost terror, her little legs were flailing about and she was screaming no no no!!! We moved the balloon closer, we moved it further away, she will still being very very upset. I have never seen her behave like that and I asked Stacy to take the balloon and put it under a coat so she couldn’t see it any more. As soon as Stacy did this she stopped immediately and said in the sweetest little voice ever
‘Thank you Mammy’
Everything was fine until we came to get out the of car and she saw the balloon again, same reaction, almost fear. I said shall I let it go and let it fly into the sky? This was met with a little foot stamp dance and a notch up of crying. So strange!!! Guess our Rosa doesn’t much care for balloons lol.
On Fridays I usually spend the day with my Mum. She lives an hour away and I travel down in the morning, we spend all day together (usually shopping!) she makes us dinner and then I drive home. It makes Friday really pleasurable and the children always look forward to it. My Mum is a supply teacher and usually says she isn’t available on Fridays…but this week agreed to work. No biggie I thought, Stacy then let me know that she had agreed to go out with work friends and wouldn’t be home until after 10pm. Oh my! THAT is going to be LONG day! Stacy suggested we went on a day trip somewhere. Day tripping alone is always a bit daunting, but I agreed it was a good idea.
Me: Charlie would you like to go to the Sea Life Centre today?
Charlie: Ooooh yes, I’ll just fetch my fishing net!
After some first class negotiation skills I persuaded him to the leave the net at home 😉
afterwards we went and played on the beach where we dug for treasure!
and found some!!
I’m not chasing this pigeon, honest!
Even time to pose for some shots!
We had a LOVELY day out together. We came home and everyone was fast asleep in the car, I successfully transferred everyone into my bed and we napped together snuggled up like little hamsters for a good hour or so. We survived the day!
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