Benjamin and I went to the Justine Clarke – ‘Songs to Make you Smile’ concert at Ipswich Civic Hall. It was fabulous. It was our first children’s concert so we arrived early to ensure a good seat. We purchased our ‘Dinosaur Roar’ t-shirt and took up position in the front row of the mosh pit. Justine opened the concert with ‘I like to Sing’ and Benjamin was so excited but a little confused. Confused that we weren’t watching her on the television. She was a bundle of energy, singing songs from both her new and old albums. Benjamin bounced and clapped his way through the concert. The concert went for forty-five minutes (just before the major tackling began in the mosh pit). Ben nearly fell asleep in the car on the way home – ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED!!! I still get overwhelmed by what an absolute privilege it is to be a Mum. I am so honoured to be able to do these amazing things with Ben. I think I enjoy them just as much as he does.
It was strange to see Justine Clarke in the flesh. She already feels like a close friend or relative as we share our life with her. She is in our loungeroom most days, on Playschool or DVD. I felt like I should have invited her home for a cup of tea. Well…. anytime you are in the neighborhood Justine, you are welcome to pop in.