Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oops

I forgot to blog last night! We had a fairly busy day and were out last night but I really did intend to blog before we went out. Oh well!
While the Daddy of the house is away I try to work in a few treats and extra activities to help break up the days and, hopefully, help the time pass a little easier. We tend to do a bit of baking, play in the garden, make a few visits to friends and other such low key, but interesting to littlies, type activities. Last weekend Offspring #2 requested a train trip be added to the agenda so we popped out to undertake that request yesterday. I don't think the poor deprived child had ever been on a train - apart from huge one's carrying iron ore they don't have trains up north!
We caught the train into "Perth City", as it is known in our house, and had a look at the Christmas decorations in the mall. I thought they were quite disappointing but the kids were thrilled and dutifully posed in front of the Christmas Tree in Forrest Chase. (sadly, I can't get Blogger to post the pics... again. This is driving my nuts!)
I treated them to lunch in town - sadly they chose Hungry Jacks, I can see they need to be educated in this matter - and we hopped back on the train and headed home. They had a wonderful time on the train. Both trips were quiet so we had half a carriage to ourselves and they spent most of the trip with their noses glued to the window exclaiming over everything we could see. #1 was especially excited when we were 'racing' the cars on the road beside the train track and when we crossed the river while #2 was almost overcome by the whole experience! I spent most of the trip reminding them to use 'inside voices' and laughing at their delight.
I can see that train trips are going to be requested rather more regularly now.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been on a train one time--I remeber it so well. My dad took us to Tennessee to visit some of his family and we rode the train back--come to think of it, I don't remember how we got there so maybe I rode the train twice. I loved it. My mom and dad divorced when I was 4 after he got back from Viet Nam so it was a real treat to be with him. Sheila

Anne at #3 said...

Hi Mandij, So glad to hear you 'pooped' out to undertake that train ride request! XXX Anne

Red Dirt Mummy said...

LOL Anne - so I got the title of the post right then? I've fixed it now...