Thursday, 15 March 2012
We have gallivanted to Hove Museum today. A new exhibition opened last week "My Favorite Toy" and we thought we'd pop along and check it out.
How someone whose eyes were opened at 4:59am can fail to be ready to leave the house at 9:30am is something of a mystery but in my defense with fog obscuring the trees at the base of our garden we didn't exactly rush! The first part of the journey was really foggy but as we exited South wick Tunnel clear blue awaited us.
It was always going to be difficult to follow the Robots exhibition. The trio enjoyed that one so much we went back twice and whilst the current display is good in my opinion it is not as complete as Robots was. S, 7, enjoyed it though. Especially the Museum Trail which is really thoughtfully compiled as last time. She had no hesitation in drawing in the one toy she would take to a Desert Island. We squeezed in ahead of a school trip so we agreed we would pop into town and then return. I left croc buying too late last season and had to settled for second choices so I googled and found a major stockist near the museum. E, 5, is now sporting a red pair.
Enjoyed our picnic on the benches in the museum garden. Those new tupperwares have certainly been utilized this week. Upstairs in the permanent collection of toys there is a new giant magnetic board with magnet key words so we played our regular word game whilst gallivanting and in giant form today!! E and O, 2, like the wall mounted scalectrix and Star Wars best whilst S probably the Sindy. She was a bit sad not to see a Barbie in the selection.
We knew that ten or so families from our local home ed group were scheduled to be at Littlehampton beach for lunch so we took the scenic coast route from Hove to Littlehampton. It was interesting to see that there is a new lifeboat centre in Shoreham and pass favorite haunts like Brooklands Park in Lancing and Goring Beach (fortunately O didn't recognize the approach to Play in Worthing as that is his current favorite destination so long as he can have shoes in a green bucket.
At the beach O lost the blue handle bar grip from his bike and was really devastated. "I'll never be happy again, it's all just too awful." he said and we had to leave without it. The sand instantly transported me to a similar day exactly three years ago when, overdressed for a surprisingly warm spring day and heavily pregnant with O, Et buried his then favorite Lightning McQueen Cars car in the sand at Fishers Farm Park. I excavated what felt like the whole sandpit that day before coming dangerously close to fainting and having to take a devastated toddler home but...not so today. An eagle eyed Mum in the group spotted O's handle grip in the sand and when she climbed up the stones to give it to him he blinked as if he couldn't believe his eyes!Thank-You In Other News
Following yesterday's post the sibling dynamic has been fantastic today. Only one of the trio having new shoes was not an issue for anyone. Must be the blue skies. I hope these are the days they'll remember when they are old and people ask them what it was like to be Home Educated. Some of the children from the group went in the sea :)