Mini Unleashed, a moment in parenting hell 20

We were invited by Samsung to go to the Dinosaurs Unleashed exhibition at the O2 in London on Saturday and I thought it would be a good idea for just me and Mini to go, as we needed to mum and son time together and leave Maxi and MadDad at home.

I should have taken the fact that when we arrived at the train station to find our train had been cancelled and that the local team were at Wembley that karma wasn’t on my side and it would be wise to just turn round and go home.

After a very crammed 3 hour journey with Mini on my knee (we stood part of the journey too) we arrived in a very London and managed to get to the Dino exhibition on time. The plan was to meet at the exhibition and then go back in to the o2 for lunch, something that Mini didn’t want to to, oh no he wanted to go see the dinosaurs there and then.

We decided on wear to eat, but Mini was being a complete obnoxious toad and didn’t want to eat there oh no he wanted to eat at an alternative restaurant and decided to shoe his disdain at me by just being terrible, playing up at the table, refusing to order and running away.  This didn’t get any better during the meal, I was mortified.  Thankfully I was there with Sally, Alex, Claire and Jamie and they were all pretty understanding, but with hindsight, I should have just picked him up and got on the train and come home and next time I will (if I ever take him out in public again)!

He was quiet as a mouse during the Dino tour, he really enjoyed it, but I was far too hot, I was melting.  It turns out so was Mini, even though he was just in a shirt and shorts, he was scratching all the way home and he is covered in a very nasty and itchy heat rash.  I sent most of Saturday night and Sunday night up with him scratching, itching and crying (even with antihistamines).



So sorry to Samsung, I did not manage to get a lot of Video at Dinosaurs Unleashed, but I do really love the camcorder and was really impressed at just how good it worked in the low light conditions.


Disclosure: I was provided with a Samsung HMX-Q10 camcorder and an expenses paid trip to Dinosaurs Unleashed