Recently, hubby and I had a chuckle at how our lives have changed since having kids. Gone is the self-indulgence. Gone are the romantic breaks. Our lives have become a mad muddle with chats about Thomas The Tank Engine and other cheeky children’s television characters. Not forgetting songs about ducks and walking in the jungle. Last two bank holidays, our day out with kids was all about ‘riding the rails’ so to speak.
Angelo is a adores Thomas The Tank Engine. I can’t tell you how many time’s I’ve sung the theme song to him at night. Over the Easter Break we went to Bluebell Railway. We took a ride with Little Bo Peep to East Grinstead. Oh to see his little face! It was alight with joy from the moment we parked and he heard the CHOO CHOO.
I never thought I’d find steam so fascinating. When the train pulled out the station and the steam sailed out of the chimney, I was as existed as my three year old! Then again, that’s the thing about having kids, your inner child is set free to join in the fun.
Recently, on the May Bank Holiday we went to Drusillas Park. They have an actual THOMAS ride! The ride takes you around the park. It’s a short ride but for excited kids it amazing.
Angelo rode on Thomas twice. He even had his face painted to look like Thomas.
It was a lovely sunny day, ideal for an outing. While at Drusillas attended the Postman Pat performance. At the end, Angelo had a photo opt with Postman Pat himself. He was little sacred and a little bit excited all in one.
YES, our lives have changed… Might be best summed up in a few snaps of Hubby and I on our sojourns, pre-parenthood.
… but we would have it any other way. We have had our couple’s fun and the best is yet to COME. We are a family now.
We will always have Venice.
(updated 17th June 2020)