This weekend we had a nice family day out – went to see How to Train Your Dragon at the big cinema in the city where they have 3D – such an indulgence, and I think we’ve used up our entire year’s movie quota in the past month! Two of the four times we’ve been to the cinema in the past 3 years were in the past 3 weeks!
The film was lots of fun, and when we came out, we saw these huge balls floating out on the lake by the shopping mall. On closer inspection, it turned out you could actually go inside these balls and run around on the water.
Littletree was super-keen to have a go – how odd!
She listened carefully to the instructor, who explained how she had to get in, and how to do a “time out” signal if she wanted to get out.
Littletree isn’t keen on loud noises – a carry-over from her almost-defunct sensory processing issues, but she endured the noise of the air compressor filling the ball
Cautiously, she stepped out onto the water,
Promptly fell over, and then she was off!
Here’s a short video I made of the fun
In any case, it was a highly educational event – we learned how much oxygen time a child has in a 180cm ball – up to 30 minutes, but with activity, best not to stay more than 10-15 mins. We learned how to run on water, and what it looks like at the bottom of the lake at the mall (dirty with seaweed). And we proved that with enough motivation, Littletree will overcome her fears.