Squeaks loves her trips to the seaside.
She differentiates between our local favourites:
The rock seaside- a short walk from our house.
The rides sand seaside- Barry Island
The coffee rock seaside- The Knap (maybe mummy has a favourite coffee shop!)
The sand seaside- our new favourite- Ogmore
This week saw our first 'school report', the end of year performance, and a 'graduation'.
And for being so absolutely amazing, Squeaks was allowed to choose her treat.
And so, Wednesday afternoon saw three little ones and their mummy on their way to the rides sand seaside.
It's worth saying, I don't think Squeaks has ever been on any of the rides, or asked to, and so I am amazed by how she differentiates things.
Wednesday afternoon saw mummy approach Barry Island thinking "what on earth was I thinking?"
For some reason I didn't think it would be busy.
And as I decided in my head that without a double buggy I wouldn't be attempting the walk from the surface car park.
And tried to rationalise how many laps I was willing to do of the free parking before giving up and going home.
My eyes lit up.
I didn't quite understand why everyone was driving past the free space.
But I'd take it.
And so we ended up happy.
We had the most wonderful time.
Although, admittedly I am left wondering at my children.
I got tired of my own voice as I told them off for throwing sand at each other.
And then as I realised I was telling each off equally.
And there were no innocent bystanders.
I figured I'd leave them to solve their own problems.
And sumo wrestling.
And the seagulls came, to much amusement.
(Yes, by this point the pushchair had been renamed the 'naughty step' and Cheeky loved his time paying penance!).
And everything was forgiven.
As all three carefully found the confidence to get in the sea.
And then wouldn't retreat.
Although as we walked three near naked children back to the car to get them changed.
And I heard someone comment that it was 7pm.
I wondered about the mummy I had become.
"Not in bed I tell you.
And only wearing their under garments.
I'd put any money on them having chips for their tea"
Welcome to the best days of my children's lives!