Sunday 1 July 2012: When in doubt, feed the ducks
A simple, quiet morning at home (as simple and quiet as it can be with two boys under three), and then Dada ended up having to work -- boo. And, guess what, it was another rainy day. So I got the kids into the buggy and trekked up to Starbucks. My dear little A fell asleep (good boy!) while M decided it was more fun to stay awake. We were able to sit outside for a while and then the rain came, so we moved in and got another drink.
A woke up and I got him a Starbucks 'lollypop' -- three marshmallows on a stick covered in sprinkles. He takes ages to eat it and it's the ultimate treat for him. Well, short of ice cream of course.
Things dried out and, for lack of anything else to do, we got a .49p loaf of Tesco Value brown bread and headed for the canal. A insisted on carrying the rather large loaf all the way there, bless him. On the way, we were invited in to a new art gallery on the main road in our neighbourhood where A got to see a 100 year old tiger's head and two live canaries. Random but quite cool.
I don't think I'd taken A to feed the ducks when he was as young as M is now, but wow did M love it. Some ducks came over to us but, inevitably, the seagulls swoop in (A said 'Those seagulls are so cheeky!'), and that was the part that M squealed and laughed at. Thankfully I had the sense to get a video of the whole thing as it was great.
We got home just in time for dinner with Dada. I'd rate it a pretty good Sunday as Sundays go.