Last week whilst we were in town visiting the swimming pool, we also called into the city centre and had a wander around the beach theme that seems to be running in a few city centres. To be fair, I thought it was a bit rubbish if I'm totally honest but the children enjoyed it. They chose to use their pocket money to pplay hook a duck and go on a few of the rides. Cordelia and Ruben won a toy each (very hard not to think they will end up in landfills and were very overpriced when your children are quite delighted with their prizes). Sometimes you have to let your children make their own choices in life even if its not what you agree with, best I learn this now and be the parent that I would like to be! Sometimes you have to learn to pick your battles.
Anyhow lots of energy was burned off and even more books were picked up afterwards in the library so I took 4 happy children back home on the bus, not a bad day at all :-)