Monkey isn’t great in big crowds and where there is a lot of noise so I’ve often just avoided situations that could cause issues. But I’ve noticed recently that he is slowly improving, he won’t go into complete meltdown. He might be unsure, but he’ll give things a chance. So I decided to bring up a discussion about Christmas Lights. Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Lights! Our town Christmas lights were due to be switched on last Thursday. We’ve not been to the switch on before and I thought this year, Monkey might just be ready for it.
I asked him if he’d like to go, and he said yes. The fun started at 4.30pm with the actual switch on planned for 7pm. I knew 4.30pm would be way too early for him, so we decided to have our dinner at pop into town for 6pm. We parked at Daddy P’s work and walked the rest of the way into town. I knew that way, if it was a disaster, we could be home quickly! It was a nice evening, not too cold and dry – bonus. At the time we arrived it wasn’t too busy, we walked around the fun fair and the stalls and listened to the Christmas Carols. Monkey was enjoying himself – phew!
This situation was helped along by the stalls giving away balloons and selling mince pies.
Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Lights, how we enjoyed seeing you shine in the night sky. What a moment of magic when Monkey counted down from 10 to 1 and saw all the lights come on. Magical, truly magical. It’s so wonderful to experience something through the eyes of a child. He was in awe as the lights came on, one by one down our main street. An evening I won’t forget, I hope he won’t either.