Today I spent at the AUK conference in Birmingham listening to Dr Bruce Perry speak. It was fascinating both from my scientific research enquiry learning approach but also as an adoptive parent. It also gave me a chance to connect with people I know on Twitter – some who I met at the #TakingCare conference in York, but others who I met for first time.
However I shall write more of what I learnt in a later post as I am tired after a late night in a hotel room watching Children in Need and initially waiting for Sqk to sleep. He had fallen asleep on journey down which we know is fatal usually to him sleeping at night. He eventually dropped off about 2230 and slept till 0730. He, DH & I had breakfast together, moved car and then walked most of way to Burlington Hotel where conference was where I left them for a day together.
They ended up at Aquarium having walked there from New Street Station. DH wasn’t thrilled about cost (cost about same for day passes for them as it did for year passes for the Deep for three of us). However it made Sqk’s day as they had pictures of Octonauts round it and a real-life Kwazii (well actor playing the pirate-cat). He loved it -so much so that by the time they got to the Bullring again they ended up turning round and going back just so Sqk could find Kwazii again. He told me all about it in the car coming home and I bet I will hear about it again tomorrow. His current favourite app on iPad is CBeebies Storytime – in particular the Octonauts & the Giant Squid.
Sqk was tired enough to have a nap on a circular bench in ICC (he does this only when very tired) which DH tells me got him a lot of cute comments from passers by. All in all a good day for my menfolk – Sqk even after sleeping in car again was asleep by 1930 tonight and hasn’t stirred. So Daddy succeeded in tiring an active 3 yr old out.