I don’t know what it is about “family days” but they usually involve at least one bad mood and one strop or tantrum (often one from a certain two year old and one from a parent!).
We never manage to get out of the house at a reasonable time when there are 2 parents. We can’t agree where to go, or what to do, or it’s too late to do what we wanted. Etc. Etc.
But yesterday? Yesterday the stars aligned. All 4 of us were in brilliant moods. The weather agreed with our plan for the morning. And we got out of the house and went.
It began with feeding the ducks. I know, I know. Ducks shouldn’t eat bread. But how do you explain that to a toddler who is screaming and giggling in excitement with dozens of ducks scrambling
around his feet trying to a bit of bread? If someone has a more responsible duck snack we can offer, please let me know. This is such a rare treat for Eden because I feel guilty…
And then we went to the cafe for a warmup. Always a winner.
Then it was naptime.
And then we went to the park, just before sunset, just before it was time to head over for our weekly tea at the grandparents.