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30th August 2013

Staying safe on the school run.

Kaycee and Ella both love walking to school. They used to go in the car every morning with Ant who would drop them off on his way to work until I got fitter and was able to walk with them.

We live on cul-de-sac but the road at the front of the house is very busy and this is the one we have to cross on the way to school every morning. I always worry about the girls being involved in or causing a road traffic accident by walking out in to the road and not looking both ways.
Because of this we’ve been teaching them from a young age how to safely cross the road.

The words, STOP, LOOK & LISTEN were drummed in to me when I was younger and I use them now when reminding the girls not to step out on to the road without checking for traffic.
We learnt about the Green Cross Code at school and there were always adverts on the tv showing the Green Cross Code Man or little hedgehogs singing and looking for a safe place to cross!

When we’re walking to school we discuss standing a safe distance from the edge of the pavement and always looking both ways before crossing. The girls also know how important it is not to cross near parked cars and whenever possible we use a pedestrian crossing.

I’m very confident in Kaycee’s ability to safely cross the road. Ella on the other hand, worries me greatly because she doesn’t have a very big concentration span and I’m constantly having to remind her to stop, look and listen!

Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation to write this post however all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Taking the boys to Hartsholme Park

We had our grand children again for the day on Tuesday and it was really lovely to spend so much time with them.
We don’t get to see them very often because they live in Scotland with their mum so when they come to Lincoln to see Jason we always like to see as much of them as we can 🙂

They played on the Wii and on Bin Weavils in the morning then after lunch, Ant took some time off work and we took them to Harstholme Country Park
It was a lovely afternoon until Jamie decided he didn’t want to wait for us to take him to the toilet, he ran off ahead and went himself.
We were in the middle of the wood and quite far away from the toilets and we spent ages looking for him. I got really worried and had to stay in the last place we’d seen him in case he came back while Ant went to the cafe to see if he had gone to the toilet.

He came back to where I was so I phoned Ant to tell him we’d him so he could make his way back to us.
The thing was, I’d said to Jamie, only a few minutes before that he wasn’t allowed to go anywhere where we couldn’t see him so as punishment for ignoring this, we didn’t get ice creams on the way back to the car as planned.
He was very sorry and said he’d learnt his lesson.

After we’d got over being scared half to death, we continued to enjoy the lovely summer sun before coming home for dinner then taking the boys back to Jason 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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