It feels incredible. Honestly I feel like pinching myself some days. Life isn’t perfect obviously, there are good and bad days, but after the rollercoaster of events just before and after Gideon was born… normality is most definitely not overrated. Actually our trips have reminded me of one of the (many) reasons why I fell in love with Rumple.
I didn’t really have a term for it in the old world but now I understand that he was the first ‘intellectual’ man I’d ever met. We can spend hours discussing everything under the sun. It’s such a joy to soak up all the history and culture of the world with someone that appreciates it as much as I do.
As for the train trip it was just lovely. The atmosphere of the steam railway was like nothing I’ve experienced before. Gideon loved it and even though it was a ‘fun’ trip for him, there was still plenty of history and culture which he was learning about unconsciously. I want to give Gideon as many opportunities as I can, Rumple and I both do, and if he can have a great time and get a little education at once so much the better.
(OOC: Oops I just found this in my askbox sorry)