My children have a far, far more urban childhood than I had, but we still don't really do a lot of city-specific outings with them.
They hardly ever go to a mall, virtually never shop with me and we don't do a lot of movies and restaurants and the like.
This isn't so much a big lifestyle decision as a reflection of my lack of enthusiasm for malls and shopping, husband's near agoraphobia in crowds, and a general preference for being outdoors.
So Saturday morning at the V&A Waterfront was a big thrill for the girls. And for me actually.
I would LOVE to travel with them at the moment, proper international travel I mean. We're done with nappies and prams and daytime naps and all that jazz, we're into walking and trying new things and people watching and sight-seeing - it feels like such a good stage for adventuring.
But for now we'll have to make do with being tourists in our own town ...
... sniff-testing every single sample at the Body Shop ...
... getting street 'tattoos'...
... and generally being wowed by it all.
It's a pretty good city to be a tourist in after all!