Lots of blogs this week, but I get to break from the usual boring home, study routine when my two children are home. As I said before, I won’t let me being a VIP affect them or the fun they get to have.
So, on Sunday as a birthday treat we went to the fun fair at Hayling Island, I have never been there before, but friends had raved about it & how much fun the kids could have (big & small!)
They weren’t wrong.
With a 3 and 7 year old it is often difficult to find the balance on somewhere they can both have fun and do things together or with me. Of-course my faithful GD came along too although she didn’t partake in much of the fun, just the run along the beach afterwards.
For me, I got to drive! only on the bumper cars, but didn’t I make the most of it, first with my son, then with my daughter and then they had their own car and I got to go alone.
We went on the halter skelter, the log flume, the balloon ride, even the rickettly old roller-coaster (I didn’t want to ask if it was part of its design or age that made it that way)
I know many people do these sorts of rides with their eyes closed, so most can guess what that feels like, but how about if your eyes were a blurry haze?
It makes things seem there that aren’t, it makes it feel that you will hit your head or that the cart your in will come off of the rails.
Also with no depth perception I have no ability to judge the hieght of a climb or the steepness of a drop….. But for me that adds to the excitement.
So to say that I had just as much if not more fun as the kids would be an understatement …….. We loved it!
The weather was just right and like all good funfairs I got to enjoy an old family tradition of having my bucket of pennies and playing on the slot machines too, dropping the coin at just the right time to not fall on top of the pile, put to push some of the coins down into the winning bit.
Who says sight loss has to make you miss things, it just makes it a different experience, but having never had brilliant sight I can’t say is it were a better or worse experience, my children had a fabulous time and that was the whole point of the day.
Me getting to join in so much was an added bonus!