Thursday we had a mummy – daughter day scheduled as the passed days we had to stay in for lot’s of parcels pick-ups from our lovely customers ordering in our closing down sales. On our way to Starbucks (it felt like ages since I had a coffee) we bought Peppa Pig: My Mummy book and Fashion Long Ago (Usborne Sticker Dolly Dressing) . We nestled with our coffee in the comfy seats and we did some pages of the sticker book. I was surprised she actually was that interest and how attentive she was to the information, repeating the words used -even mummy learned some English vocabulary here, which in meanwhile I have forgotton- and she could tell and recall the Pharao lived in the country of Ancient Egypt and that he wore golden beaded necklaces etc. I was utterly amazed how she was picking it up! After 2 pages I was determined that taking her to the Fashion Museum would be a good call.
We talked about the differents of drawings on the clothing: printed with paint, embroidered with yarn or beaded with sequins, which she seemed to understand. Dragons and emporers in China, to burkahs covering all up in the Middle East. We spoke about culture and which friends of mine whom she knows have a similar or same culture etc.
We also visited the Italian Fashion exhibition, at the movie where they showed spinning yarns on industrial level, to put them on warps to weave fabrics, she started singing wind the Bobin up, which sort of shows she could grasp the link between the 2! I am so proud of her!
After all that learning she was hungry -hungry for sweet that is- and they had lush chocolate cakes and everyone was just sitting in the courtyard with the younger kids playing in the water. It was awesome! The little one seemed her normal self going to make friends and playing straight away, I could tell that in the beginning she was trying not to wet her trousers like I asked but soon another boy splat her so she went all in! She had so so so much fun!
What a wonderful day we’ve had! The V&A is definitely worthwhile with a toddler and she keeps referring to it as the clothes museum.
So we have 4 on our chart now: hippo museum, dinosaur museum, rocket museum and clothes :)
I love my girl!