August 6th – From Sleeping Through to Pushing Through

1999:  After breakfast we went swimming and I had a go without armbands but mummy wasn’t too sure, and if the truth be known, neither was I!  We had lunch with plans to catch the 1.25 train.  The next I knew I had rolled off the settee and had a piece of newspaper taped to my back and the train was definitely missed!  My friends called round this afternoon, inclusive of Jonathon who kept getting chucked out of the caravan by mummy but he didn’t take much notice, as she sent him out of one door he kept coming in the other one!  I found it funny anyway!  Pa decided to get the kite going as it was quite windy but he had to make a few adaptations – he changed the kite piece to a carrier bag!  After tea we went to the beach and Pa and I flew our Asda carrier bag which was far more successful than the kite.  I managed to fall flat in a puddle on the beach and nanny drove up a kerb on the way back to the caravan to which I said “oh, dear, dear, dear”.

2019: Mum text this morning to see if I wanted to go see The Lion King at a small cinema in Lowestoft.  I instinctively said No and then decided I need to tackle this and went over. I picked mum up and were going to have chips on the sea front but I decided on sweets and popcorn for the cinema instead. She had said she only had a fiver but then said she could probably stretch to chips as well. At which point I told her I am no longer two and I’m not gonna have a tantrum just because I cant have both and Id chosen sweets. Movies on a budget with 2 4 1 thank you Meerkats. The film was good and fitting as mum and I used to watch the 1994 version at least weekly when I was a kid. Only problem with watching it at the cinema is mum couldn’t make her excuses to leave the room when Mufasa dies.

#toddlers #childhood #adulthood #mums #grandparents #holidays #kites #beach #caravans #afternoon naps #trains #lionking #anxiety #depression #mental health #movies #cinema #sweets

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I may do stupid things and make light of them but deep down there’s a reason and I love exploration, even if I cannot fully understand the outcome!

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