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Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

I took Skeggy and I raised you: Walking with Dinosaurs

Mama & Baby T with Huxley Credit David Schienmann

Mama & Baby T with Huxley Credit: David Schienmann

Mr A is at a stag do this weekend, the stakes back at the Alexander Residence are high. I am taking the kids to Walking with Dinosaurs.  I can’t wait. Let me explain…

I’ve had three weekends away in the last couple of months for hen dos and a wedding, This means the kids have had loads of Daddy time and they all seem thick as thieves. Don’t get me wrong, this is great, I’m all for them having extra time to bond, after all they don’t see as much of him as they do me.

But then my daughter reeled off the list of treats they got while I was away. The treats I ration carefully, fight daily battles over and say no to over and over. It started with my Dad who had the kids one Friday when I needed to leave early for a hen do, he bought them sweets, cakes and dinosaur excavation kits. Then, before he left, he gave Mr A £20 and challenged the kids to eat candy floss, chips and ice creams and go on a ride. A grandfatherly recipe for seaside fun or disaster, depends which way you look at it. Anyway, they went to our nearest coastal resort, Skegness, and they did it.

So, much as I know money and sweets are not the way to buy your child’s love, I feel I should relax the rules a little too and throw caution to the wind. So, I am taking them to see Walking with Dinosaurs. Be warned Mr A, I took Skeggy and I raised you.

Mahoosive, blooming great dinosaurs that need 3 people to operate them.

I first read a review on Jennifer’s Little World which convinced me my 4 year old would also love it. You can also see what Becky from Baby Budgeting thought here.

Oh, and on the way home from school I bought them biscuits, crisps and sweets in co-op. And a bottle of wine and chocs for me. Just my luck Miss L’s teacher was behind me in the queue.

The Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Show is in Nottingham this weekend 18th/19th May and in Liverpool from the 22-26th May. Nottingham Ticket Hotline: 0843 373 3000 or you can call into the Capital FM Arena Nottingham Box Office, Bolero Square, The Lace Market Nottingham, NG1 1LA, open 9am – 9pm, seven days a week.

Disclosure – 2 of our 3 tickets are press tickets. My children get 5 a day and eat a balanced diet, except on stag and hen weekends.

4 thoughts on “I took Skeggy and I raised you: Walking with Dinosaurs

  • Mummy's Little Monkey (

    Haha! Brilliant. My OH does the same – gives in to absolutely everything the girls demand, then I have twice as much trouble the next week pulling them back into line. You grab that junk food, girl!!!! 😉

  • Mummy Matters

    Its a Dad thing, they spoil the kids more than the Grandparents!! I hope you enjoy Walking with dinosaurs. My neighbours took their son a few weeks ago and loved it. I am hoping to take our children too, they are obsessed by dinosaurs.

  • Helloitsgemma

    Can’t beat a treat weekend. I’d be wary of candy floss and chips before a ride – that is dicing with death. Enjoy the dinosaurs.

  • ebabee

    Ha, ha… so funny! It’s just dads and grandparents! Every time I return from India I have 2 weeks of hell as my mum has spent 3 weeks crazily indulging A. Heard really good things about the Dinosaurs… hope you all enjoy it.


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