After another normal week in the Toby Goes Bananas house we did something a bit different on Saturday night. After tea we got the boys into their pyjamas but then put their onesies on top, got them into coats and hats and walked into town for our local Christmas lights switch on.
Even though this is our third Christmas living here, this is the first time we have been to the Christmas lights switch on. We’ve always been pretty strict about bedtime and it was a bit too late for the boys in previous years. But we’ve been getting more relaxed about bedtimes at the weekends recently and we decided they could manage it this year.
The main street was closed with lots of stalls selling food and drink, as well as entertainment in the square. It was all a bit loud and busy for Toby and Gabe at first but they soon got used to it.
We had a drink in one of the cafes that was open late while we were waiting for the big switch on before listening to a few of the singers. Neither of the boys do very well with very loud things so I had taken their ear defenders which definitely helped.
When the lights were switched on there was a short firework display and then we walked the 10 minutes home again. It was a lovely night and great to see so many people in our little town out supporting the local community.
Gabe’s picture this week was taken earlier on Saturday when he was doing his homework. He’s only just started getting homework and it is mostly just cutting and sticking at the moment but he’s enjoying doing it – let’s hope he keeps that attitude as he gets older!
That’s all for this week, I’ll be back next week with another Living Arrows post.
This is my seventh year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .
If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.