My Crazy Kids

My Crazy Kids

Friday 5 July 2013


I decided it would be a great idea to go and enjoy the sunny afternoon weather we were having by going for a leisurely stroll to buy some ice cream from my local shop.

I thought it would be a nice break for my wife if I took our eldest lad with me, then upon realising this my youngest lad decided he was going to cry until daddy took him too.


So off we went to buy ice cream. Normally I would go to our closest shop in the car (yes lazy I hear you scream and yes you are right), but today I thought it would be a great idea to walk (in the lovely afternoon sunshine) with the boys along the canal. 

The canal walk was abuzz with fish and ducks in the water, men riding their bikes (off on journeys of their own) and people in barges passing us by waving as they went. The boys loved it they said hello to all that went past us on the path and gave a big wave to the barge folk as they chugged on by.

The boys even had a chance to stop and admire the ducks as they sat in the reeds themselves enjoying the lovely sun, that was until J.R threw a piece of grass up in the air that managed to come down and land on them.

Then it was time to leave the relative safety of the lovely canal walk and make our way to the shop. That's where the fun begins. Like most kids out there (or maybe it's just my kids), they always want to do their own thing once inside a supermarket. Let me set the scene for you, imagine one lad wanting to go one way, the other going the other way and daddy stuck in the middle trying to hold a basket and not fall over at the same time. Well that was me today.

I won't lie I wasn't impressed one little bit with the fact that at this point I had Stretchy Armstrong arms. Well we finally got round the store and purchased our much deserved icecream.
All I can say is next time we have nice sunny weather I will buy the icecream before hand to save the stress of the supermarket, even though I really enjoyed our canal walk.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. This made me laugh! You set the scene well and yep I can imagine it...only too well! Hope the ice creams were yummo and nice to hear that you gave your wife a break! #countrykids

  2. I am with you all the way, a country walk is much easier and more enjoyable with children than a trip to the supermarket. Glad they got their icecreams though and a welcome little break for Mummy. Thankk you for sharing on Country Kids.