What’s the Story – Dinosaur Egg

I take a lot of photos, quite often of not much at all. Some evenings, when the kids are in bed, I review the new additions on my camera, and wonder ‘why did I take a photo of that?’. I never delete them though, and it’s funny because those pictures can bring back memories of totally normal, and probably otherwise forgotten days.
On this particular day, we had taken a trip to Newry to go to B&Q. It was one of those days when the heat was just too much to bear, one of those hot and sticky days, when the heat makes everyone a bit grumpy. We had been in B&Q for what felt like a lifetime, and we were all starting to get a bit snappy. Caitlin had stood on my new sandals and broke a lot of the beads off, so I wasn’t in the best of moods. 
Kids being kids, Neil & Caitlin were running around the shop like lunatics. Caitlin climbed in to one of the shelves, when she found this bundle of brown paper. The kids decided that this paper bundle was a dinosaur egg that they had to take care of, and walked calmly around the rest of the shop clutching the egg. It was very sweet to watch, the were very careful with it!

When they got out of the shop, they sat down to open the egg and were very disappointed to find it wasn’t an egg, but just a bundle of paper after all.

On any normal day I wouldn’t have had my camera with me in B&Q but I had recently got a new point and shoot camera and was keen to try it out, otherwise the little heart warming moment of the kids becoming parents to a little dino egg would have been forever forgotten.

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  • Reply Louisa January 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Sometimes these small moments are the most magical. It's lucky that you had the camera to capture it for prosperity x #whatsthestory

  • Reply Californian Mum in London January 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    So sweet. It's lovely watching children use their imaginations. Such a shame there wasn't a dinosaur egg after all. haha #whatsthestory

  • Reply Sara Murray January 26, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    These really are the moments that are what childhood is all about, so lovely that you have a record of it x #whatsthestory

  • Reply Coombe Mill January 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Such sweet photos, definitely worth having your photo, who would have thought a cute story like this could come from a trip to B&Q! #Whatsthestory

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