Friday, 7 February 2014

Quack!

The girl has been struggling to go to ballet as she is missing me being able to sit in with her. When children turn three they have to go it alone. This week I thought I would try a new approach rather than us both just losing our rag and having a stressful half hour before it starts.  

So 1) I let her wear what she wants. When you see below I don't often let her go out to feed the ducks in a party frock, sparkly cardy and biker boots 2) on the way to ballet we pass a tiny little duck pond so I thought each week we could go there pre the class. 


Please do not be under the impression that we live in a tiny country village with a little duck pond and we drive through the countryside to get to the girls ever so posh ballet class. No. We live a stones through from Brum city centre and this is a very odd little bit of water on a main road. 

The ducks were super sweet and she really loved it. There was a incident with one of those big ugly not swan, not ducks, goose type birds. It bit her finger. She still mentions it now. Two years on. So she was a bit cautious at first but then got stuck in throwing the bread.

We will defo visit there every week now. Oh it was lovely!



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall  

29 comments:

  1. My girls come home from school & put sparkly party dresses on most days. Wish I could get away with it! Love how it looks like you live in a beautiful village x

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    1. Part of me wishes I had lied from the onset and said I lived in a massive country abode! Ha ha ha x

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  2. Loving her style, pretty frock and biker boots, what a rock star! #CountryKids

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    1. Bless her and her kdd mismatched fashion ways x

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  3. I'm not sure my wee man is ready for solo classes yet now that he is 3 and I know that is the expectation! Looks like a lovely trip to the duck pond in a party dress! #countrykids

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    1. She has wept and wept to be honest which is a shame. She went in ok this week but if it happens on Tues I think I'm going to have to leave it for a bit xxx

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  4. Where's this in Brum?! She looks way cool! My #countrykids was about feeding the ducks too :)

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    1. On one of the sunny streets of Bearwood. Very odd little pond x

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  5. She looks so happy feeding the ducks and I love her look! I hope this made the ballet lesson easier for her. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. We did get her to ballet and she was fabby there too bless her. I'm not sure how much longer she's going to go though even by visiting the ducks! xxx

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  6. Loving the outfit - what a sense of style! I bet that she was the best dressed duck feeder those ducks have ever seen :-)

    Feeding the ducks always feels magical to me, it's fab seeing kids get so much pleasure from such a simple thing.

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    1. I did plook a bit mad with a half parry dress half biker booted child! I love animals. Would love some more but centre of brum is not conducive to country living! xxx

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  7. She does look like she is having a really fun time. I would not have put that duck pond to be anywhere near Brum City Centre btw :-) #whatsthestory

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    1. Ahhhh the mysterious streets of Birmingham. They aren't all like James Turner! xxx

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  8. She's looking awesome in her outfit - totally rocking it! Hope the ballet is going well. POD has just started gymnastics and not quite taking instruction yet (I got a sticker for surviving today!). Hope it went well, thanks for sharing #whatsthestory

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    1. Ohhh is it good? We are thinking gym. She dies love ballet. Just misses me. Even though I am just sat in the other room! xxx

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  9. That's a good look! I bet she really loved it, feeding ducks in a party dress.

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    1. She bloomin does love a party dress!!!! xxx

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  10. Aww. She looks lovely! My 3-year-old would love to attend ballet class too, but she refuses to go unless I'm able to sit inside :( Oh well… Stopping over from #CountryKids #MagicMoments #WhatsTheStory

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    1. I know thats what she wants me to do but I understand why they can't have us in there. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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  11. She looks fab! I've given up fighting with my little girl with what she's wearing, I've decided to pick my battles! My little girl did gymnastics and when she got to 4 had to go it alone, it didn't last long after that! Hope she starts to enjoy going it alone x

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    1. We shall see. You're right about the clothes. I can't fight her anymore. I was losing the will to live!!!! xxx

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  12. how lovely you had the dry (or at least not raining) day to get out and get some fresh air. i love her big proud grin on the photo .. it just says it all x

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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    1. Oh do let's hope some nice weather comes back soon. I do miss it so! xxx

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  14. She looks gorgeous! It's amazing what lovely spots you can find even in a big city. #magicmoments http://www.madmumof7.com

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    1. Thanks! Even the second city has a bit of wild life! xxx

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