27 Oct

Family days out; those who hang out together, stay together.

Friday last week was a bit of an adventure.  A feww weeks ago we spent our tesco voucher points saved up for 2 years on Merlin group annual passes.  RESULT.   Great vaule for well, no money, access to LOADS of attractions.   We decided to pencil in some family days where the three us go out spend some time together doing something.

Friday was the first day of half term for Ali and Dan so we took our pick and headed out to Warwick Castle.  An AWESOME place, thinkign that henry VIII walked those very sme corridors … WOW.   however, we started off on a pretty bad foot.  I forgot the print outs, we got lost on the way, the car park was MILES from the entrnace, to be honest we argued for pretty much the first 2 hours of the day.  Stupid really, the one thing we were trying to avoid by spending more time together seemed to rear it ugly head from the very moment we started!!    Maybe it is jsut me, but not what i was hopign for, okay i know it isn’t jstu me, cos Ali wasn’t hoping for it either.  But chatting ti through with a mate of mine, i discovered that it is actully quite normal.

NORMAL .. i was horrified.  Apprently, first time on a new adventure, youa re both quite nervous, no-one is quite sure how it is goingt o work, or what is going to happen, or who is going to make the decisions, do the planning, do you even need to have a plan?  what are the things you want to see, is it all going to fit, how much time will the 4 year old dictate?   You aren’t used to spending a whole day together, youa re used to makign yoru own deicisons that affect, well you.    So to go out for a day together can actully cause a lot of tension between you.

WOW.  Wish I had heard that info like well a week ago or soemthing.   But nice to know we are normal.   Hope the next trip isn’t as hard work for the first few hours!

Any one else go through that sort of thing??

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