|Let's take Paddington to Peru|
We have an old Paddington Bear which used to belong to Daddy and Paddington is rather special for the boys. Joshua used to call him "Padton" and it was one of the first words he ever said. They also love the Paddington stories and over the years have learnt some important facts about Paddington Bear. He loves marmalade sandwiches; he often gets in a sticky mess; he was named after Paddington Station in London, when he first came to England he lived with Mr & Mrs Brown, but now, of course, he lives with Mr & Mrs Beesley and their three children Joshua, Daniel and Trinity; and finally another very important fact is that Paddington is from deepest darkest Peru.
So the boys explained how they want to save enough money to be able to "take Paddington back to Peru as he misses his home". They are also very aware that we sponsor a child in Peru and they added "and we can visit Amni too!"
Now what the boys didn't realise is that it has been our wish and our dream, from when we first started sponsoring Amni around 10 years ago, to one day meet her. We have been able to send and receive letters and have seen her grow up from that tiny little girl into a fantastic young lady who is so keen to learn and is so motivated to help others in her community around her.
Now whilst the kids pocket money wouldn't stretch very far in getting us all to Peru along with Paddington, we have recently started to wonder about trying to save towards making this wish go from being an impossible dream to perhaps a possibility. It may take many many years, but if the kids can think big when it comes to saving up their pocket money, then perhaps mum & dad should take a leaf out of their book and start taking small steps towards making our dream a reality.
This post is an entry for the #pktmnyparents Linky on BritMums.