Typically we love staying at home as a family. The boys are so safe and relaxed, which in-turn allows the rest of us to feel relaxed.
Sometimes Miss G and I kind of forget how stressful it is particularly for Master J and we decide to go on an adventure. So yesterday like most other Melbournians we decided to head down the Peninsula. I now realise why we don't go the Dromana - Rosebud side during tourist time. The Shoreham - Balnarring side is so much more peaceful.
I love this snap of Master J in a cafe waiting for our milkshakes. It was similar to our IKEA experience. When I stopped to take stock of what was around us. It was chaos. Trucks, people, noise, noise, noise.
And lines on the walkways. Master J held up traffic trying to not walk on the lines. This has become quite a ritual on each outing.
After a day out of our home Master J is always so tired and his anxiety levels are heightened ten fold. A frolic on the beach did calm him down.
On our way home we had a spot of shopping to do. Stress heightened, tears raged and my Miss G was an amazing strength. I believe we are so blessed - and she is an amazing blessing. She helps me cross roads with the boys. She links her arm through Master S's so he does not get run over - as I am battling with Master J. We had a chat last night about how kind she is. I worry though too that it is too much for her. She has always been so grown up and responsible since her pre-brother days. I think this is the way God has made her.
To top off the day Master S was so extremely anxious and all he wanted was a pet. Yes, a pet. He cannot seem to fathom waiting two weeks for the move. So may I introduce the newest member of our family...
Daisy the baby guinea pig. Master S has already cleaned her home this morning. She is very tame and he loves the sensory input of stroking her.
My treat for the day was visiting the wool shop in Dromana and picking up some lovely yarn for the green quilt.
Today I am going to brave a re-stock in the stall and hope to take the kidlets out for another beach frolic later today. Wish me luck! What are you up to today? xo