We had a really special afternoon. An afternoon I will remember for a long time and an afternoon I would love Amelia to remember as unlikely as it is I would love it.
I wish I’d had my big camera with me for it but I guess it makes it even more special that they are spur of the moment photos taken on my phone.
Amelia got a kite a little while back and our first attempt of flying it didn’t go so well. The whole family had attempts running along trying to get the thing to fly and we weren’t sure whether we were doing it right. Turns out you don’t really need to do much but there does need to be a fair amount of wind…one to remember hey!!
Myself and Amelia flew it for the first time properly together. At our favourite place, the beach it flew in the clouded sky whilst Amelia ran at my feet with the breeze in her hair.
There was no one else around apart from an older couple watching from one of the beach huts who waved and cheered when Amelia flew it herself which was really nice. My Dad cleverly attached an extra piece of rope to the handle so that when Amelia is holding it to make sure it doesn’t fly away I can keep hold of the rope. She was so excited running along, weaving it around (look at the concentration on her face) with the handle and watching it fly higher into the sky.
We walked along the beaches flying the kite and ended up near to the little park. I asked Amelia if she wanted to go in and she seemed really excited and wanted to. Normally Amelia’s happy with just the space to run as she doesn’t really go on many of the things in the park but this time was different.
Amelia ran about in the park touching all the different things and crawling under the big rope net. She climbed across the bridge and went down the slide and scooped up sand with the mini digger. She filled the roundabout up with sand and pushed it round and ran around smiling most of the time. Like the beach we had the park to ourselves. It was windy, but peaceful. A lot of outings with Amelia can be quite hectic as she’s so on the go but although she was this was different. She was calm and happy.
Amelia went over to the swing and pushed at it and then she asked “Mama, in”. I went over and lifted her up into the swing, she didn’t want me to push her she just swung her legs backwards and forwards moving herself ever so slightly. I reached out to push her very lightly and she let me. Every time she came toward me I tickled her tummy like you do to babies in swings. Amelia laughed so much at that and asked for more. I stood behind her and pushed her. Not very high, but it was high enough for Amelia. She was singing “see-saw, see-saw” and laughing so I pushed her slightly higher. She was loving being in the swing, such an innocent act just swinging backwards and forwards in the wind.
This might seem ordinary to you but Amelia hasn’t been in a swing for about a year and a half. For some unknown reason she hated it, cried whenever you put her in and got upset so I just stopped asking. This time she asked. And this time she enjoyed it. It was such a special moment. It actually brought a tear to my eye, thankfully it was windy so the watery eyes had a good excuse.
I felt like a real Mum pushing my child backwards and forwards in the swing.
I know that sounds really silly, but whenever we go to a park I always want to be able to push Amelia backwards in forwards in the swing and enjoy trips to the park and now I was. It is a moment I will never forget. An ordinary, simple, little moment that will always be remembered. Who knows if it was a one off or if its the start of many trips to the park. Amelia’s an unpredictable little character so you never know. Whether it was or not this was special.
It’s these things that make me really grateful for my blog. Grateful for this space to make little moments like this into something special a memory that can always be remember.
Thanks for reading!xx