Thursday, 4 August 2011


This afternoon I took the littlies out with my friend J and her three children. The weather has been awful all day, so we decided we'd have an indoor play somewhere. Last time we took the children out together we went to an Indoor Play Centre, and J's two boys (who are about Little Prince's age) didn't want to let Little Prince join in with them in their games. This obviously upset Little Prince and he got quite upset about the whole thing. The Indoor Play Centre's play areas were too old for Princess Lollipop and she didn't cope with the whole thing very well either. So thinking of this, when discussing with J where we should go, I tried to steer away from going back to that same Indoor Play Centre. In the end the only thing we could think of was to take the children to the cinema! Princess Lollipop is only 2 1/2 and has never been to the cinema before, so I wasn't sure how it would work out, but thought we could give it a go!! It had to be better than the Indoor Play Centre, right?!?!

The only suitable film at a suitable time, was Zookeeper, not what I would have chosen to see as Princess Lollipop's first time at the cinema, but hey, go with the flow... Me and the littlies arrived a few minutes early, and J and her three arrived about 15 minutes late!! Little Prince was fretting and convinced we had the wrong time, the wrong cinema or had missed them and J and the kids were already watching the film!! When she finally turned up we got our tickets and sweeties and took our seats. Not for long, Potty Training Princess has a new trick to get Mummy jumping "My wee wee coming" and off we trot to the toilets. Again. And again. And Again!!! On the 4th or 5th trip, I told her this was ridiculous and she had to stop being silly!! And she managed to stay in her seat till the end of the film after that!!

When the film finished we took the children outside and let them run around and play on a field next to the cinema. At first the children played well together, but after a while Little Prince tired out J's boys and they didn't want to run around and chase with him any more. Instead they decided to fight with each other!! Little Prince was getting fractious and we decided to call it a day. J took her children home, and I took the Littlies to a fast food place to feed them before going home.

When we got home Princess Lollipop told everyone about her day. She told them about the "Giant TB" (giant tv) and about "going toyut lotta lotta" (going toilet lots and lots) and "Mummy say it rid-sticy-lus and my stop it" (Mummy said it was ridiculous and I had to stop). She talked about the "giant TB" a lot, I think it made a BIG impression, although she doesn't seem to remember anything about the film lol.

No comments:


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006