After what seemed like endless rain throughout January, the first weekend of February brought a very welcome dose of sunshine.
We spent a quiet morning at home on Sunday, then after Rhys had his swimming lesson we popped out for a much needed blast of fresh air. We only went as far as Victoria Park, and only for a short time, but the kids had a lot of fun.
Nerys had a pretty good weekend all round actually, with a trip out to the park on Sunday and a fun few hours at a birthday party for one of the boys in her class on Saturday.
They had a bouncy castle in a hall for his party, which all the children absolutely loved. It was so nice to watch Nerys running around and playing with her friends from school, like getting a little glimpse into what she’s like when I’m not there!
We did have a few tears though, when someone dressed as Spiderman appeared to entertain the children.
Nerys was happily bouncing away when she turned and saw him nearby and she just ran to me screaming, and wouldn’t get down from my lap again until he had moved a safe distance away.
There were one or two other children there who didn’t seem too keen on him either, and it does seem to be the way that children either adore seeing these characters in real life or they’re terrified of them.
Nerys wasn’t too sure about Father Christmas when we went to see him in December so I wasn’t too surprised by her reaction to Spiderman. And to be fair, I’m not sure how I would react if I was happily playing on a bouncy castle and turned round to see someone in a costume like that, with their face hidden, standing behind me!
Are your children scared of things like this too, or do they love seeing their favourite characters in real life?