Museum + courage…

Today is the second last day of the school hols and Mackinley has been nagging me constantly about a trip to the Museum….constantly!!!
I can’t tell you how nervous I become at the prospect of leaving the house to go to a very public place, just me and the boys, with very few safe “escape” routes if Rainer should go off the boil unexpectedly.
Despite all the wonderful gains we’ve made – it frightens the hell out of me.

But today I decided that Mackinley’s needs outweighed my fears

and we lasted a whole 30 MINUTES!!!!

Absolutely thrilled!!!!

At the Museum Zoo, they have these cool pretend binoculars, and because binoculars are Rainer’s current obsession, he threw at tantrum when we had to leave.

But doesn’t he look cute????

I wanted to go to New Farm Park afterwards, but once I saw how many people were there and suddenly remembering how EXPANSIVE it is, I decided to run to Neal Macrossan Park which is closer to home and FULLY FENCED!!!

How wonderful! I just sat and relaxed while the boys explored. It was truly magnificent. Pity that Hale Street has been well and truly widened and much busier because it used to be such a quiet part of town.

This is me…in total MUMMY-mode. Was really sunny today. Squinting is no longer a good look for me LOL….

and of course, Mackinley had to take a shot of Suncorp Stadium’s sign, which is pretty much across the road…..

Grand Final Day on Sunday. We’re hosting again this year, just the Watts, but sooo much fun!!

Recipe scrap at Forever Always soon, and all the challenges at Bon’s to do. Don’t know where to start! At least I’ve ordered photos Jan to May from Snapfish. I’ll have no excuse then (?)

Congrats to Tam and Charm who are on Bon’s team. Farewell to Fran who is leaving to spend more time with family. Why does that not surprise me? I think we all need to get off the “crazy forum train” for a while and remember why it is we do this.

And I’m still staring at this canvas that I began for the Buzz & Bloom challenge. Far out!!! Can’t wait till the boys are back at school on Monday, and I get my parcel from Bon’s YAY!! Haven’t bought any new papers for AGES!!!

AND SO… there is my courageous day! 30 minutes – one tantrum – we relaxed – I blogged! Many creative ideas, limited time, duly noted…..

brighter and buoyant…..

Published by Giovanna Scott

Artist, Educator, Joy Seeker, and Lover of Good Coffee. I began this blog in December 2006 to document the ebb and flow of our life. It has now become a steady record of my artistic journey and a home for my collections.

4 thoughts on “Museum + courage…

  1. Good on you for getting out there with the boys they look like they had agreat time too.I had one tantrum with my little miss today too when she had to go to bed lol she wasn’t happy with the teddy i picked for her to go to bed with,I said you pick one then she had another fit.I can’t win somedays.lolHave a lovely weekend happy scrapping with your new goodies.take care Kerry xx

  2. Great that MacKinley loves the Museum I wish we lived closer so I could take the boys more often. The walk with your sisters to the waterfall looked beautiful, it is always good to have backup (tag-team) with kids in tow.Love the album you made for Hayley it is gorgeous.Hope all is wellTanya xox

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