I’ve never really had much “alone” time with my youngest child. Especially since she came only 15 months after her older brother. In
her first year, she could be found continuously strapped to me or in a playpen, safe from her then rambunctious toddler brother. None of the relaxing, peaceful, joyous time that I spent with her brother while he was a newborn. I never felt guilt over it, as it was the only thing she knew at the time.
Now that they are older, I love spending time with each of them alone. Just the two of us.
Last week, I took my son to see The Fantastic Mr Fox and the next evening, I took my daughter to her first play. We saw You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at X Fest 2013 (the outdoor theatre festival happening from July 24th-August 10th at Prince Charles Park). Even though she is only of pre-school age, and probably didn’t understand most of what was being said, her love of music (both kids get it honestly from both parents!) kept her captivated most of the time. Her first words as the band was tuning up just prior to the performance were “Mummy, there’s a drum set up there!” followed by “and there’s a pinano (piano)!”
Then the actors took to the stage with song. She stared. She smiled. She was fixated this way throughout most of the first Act. I think she was mesmerized as this was something completely different that she was witnessing for the very first time. People, real people, not cartoons and not on a screen were singing, jumping and dancing in front of her. Why, it looked absolutely, positively fun!
Read moreProject X-Fest: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!