Last week my husband and I went to watch a film The Lion at the theatre which was a parent and baby friendly screening. The film The Lion based on a true story of a boy in Indian who gets seperated from his family and is adopted by an Australian family.
The film was incredibly moving and had an emotional ending. It was actually really good that Timothy slept through all of the film except the first maybe 10 minute’s.
It was great to visit the cinema without worrying that Timothy might disturb someone. We used to take Timothy when he was very tiny to the cinema and would just sleep and didn’t really do very much but now it would be increasingly more difficult so to find a cinema where baby noise and movement is not only tolerated but welcomed is amazing.
At the other end of the spectrum is when people don’t understand what having a pram with baby is like. Especially those men who block a path with their van restricting the access which consequently means that I can’t take Timothy and Tinkerbell who sits under the pram out for our afternoon walk which helps to Timothy to fall off to sleep and gives me an hour to do some job’s around the house.
Today I wasn’t pleased the owner of the van who was man probably has never pushed a pram in his life and highly unlikely that because of his lack of understanding had children to realise that nap time is very important. The importance of nap time is elevated when your house needs all the toys picking up and the playpen removing from the kitchen.
Well the van never moved and I ended up pushing Timothy and Tinkerbell past the front of our house again and again like some crazy person. I’m sure the neighbours may of wondered but 17 minutes later when Timothy was asleep I got everyone back in to the house and while Timothy gave me an hour of sleep I tided the house and made chocolate and marshmallow muffins.
So please people when you see that pram coming towards you take a moment to think about the Mummy who’s pushing it and park your van leaving enough room to get past.
Happy Monday Friends!