Saturday, October 27, 2007

To market, to market

We needed to get out of the house this weekend, so we bundled the kids into the car and went to visit Grandma and the second-hand markets at her local school.

We got off to a bad start. Elora had an extra long nap so we left later than planned... getting into Atti's nap time. Dante got into a silly, unhelpful mood and then had a tantrum because he'd forgotten to bring his wallet. Then, the traffic was appalling. A ten minute trip was doubled but at least Atti had a bit of a nap.

The markets were a little quiet (there was a fete and another market down the road) but that actually made things a little easier for us, pushing the big double pram around. The kids were very good after we had a bite to eat and a cup cake each. Didn't buy much - just a couple of books, a dress for Ellie, some roasted almonds for my folks. I think Grandma bought more for us than we did for ourselves!

The strangest thing, though, was that Atticus was absolutely terrified of the dogs that were there. Strange because he hasn't really been that frightened of animals before. In fact, I thought he liked them. His favourite toy is a dog! It didn't matter what size the dog was, either. I didn't blame him for getting freaked out by the Irish Wolfhound but there was a gorgeous little puppy that he ran away from! Poor kid. I guess it's just the age he's at?

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