Living Arrows 2018 – 6/52

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.

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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?


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  1. Abi - Something About Baby 05/02/2018 / 1:29 pm

    Oh bless her, Alfie is the same with seeing characters in real life! He is fine from a distance and will point and wave and say hello but if you try and get close enough for a photo, he freaks out and runs away! #livingarrows

    • This glorious life
      05/02/2018 / 7:02 pm

      She really freaked out, I thought she was hurt at first, the way she came running over screaming! x

  2. Rebecca 05/02/2018 / 2:20 pm

    J doesn’t like dresses up characters and will hide behind me. However when we saw the Star Wars people at an event this weekend J was absolutely in heaven and followed them around everywhere. It was funny how different he was.

    • This glorious life
      05/02/2018 / 7:01 pm

      Now that’s interesting! I wonder if Nerys would be ok with someone dressed up as Elsa or Anna from Frozen! x

  3. Stacey - Mums Blind Love 05/02/2018 / 8:30 pm

    Whenever we go to the farm Olivia insists going to the peter rabbit meet and great and then instantly hides whenever we get up close. Children really are funny.

  4. Donna 08/02/2018 / 1:59 pm

    I know quite a few children who are like that with people in fancy dress – hopefully she’ll get used to it in time! Aside from that the party sounds lovely x

  5. Siobhan 09/02/2018 / 8:39 pm

    Oh bless. My daughter is 2 but she isn’t phased by a lot of things! She loves waving at characters and loved Santa! She is however scared of toys that can move by themselves haha! Beautiful photos!


  6. Janet Yarwood 11/02/2018 / 7:40 pm

    Bless her. Those character things are scary. My little one is OK (ish!) if she can see their face but any kind of mask or a head and she’s terrified.

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