A trip to meet up with a friend is a great way to get out of a rut. Kellie (ie. super-mom) and I met at the Southbank Centre during half-term break. It was full of noise and people and I was really impressed by all the activities available for the children. Kids were allowed to write on the walls, a construction arts and crafts site with a display area was a big hit, there was a huge bed for story-time, and there were a variety of concerts and interactive displays plus so much more. This is even more mind-boggling considering we only explored two of the five floors.
If you have friends with older children, it really is encouraging to hang out with them. Watching Kellie with her daughters was inspiring. She was able to keep track of two active small girls, give me a hand with Daniel, and carry on a conversation as easily as I would tie my laces. I, on the other hand, felt like quite the novice in comparison.
As an aside, Southbank was recommended in Eeh Bah Mum. A blog (thanks Sarah!) that is not only one of the most hilarious blogs about motherhood and all things children, it also has a great list of places to go in London with a crawling baby.
P.S. The food market south of Royal Festival Hall was superb.
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