This move has always been about space and the outdoors. More space for little T to have, especially when she has her friends over for play-dates. A bigger garden for Doc and Boots to explore without any hissing and yowling happening and an office for my husband.
Ever since we’ve moved, little T has had playdates after another. At one time we had more than six kids in one go. It was maddening, but the fun kind.
When she has friends over, they have picnics outside, with toys scattered all over the front garden. It’s easier to clean-up too. I tell T to chuck all her toys back in those Ikea storage boxes. Don’t you just love them?
I’ve helped her build DIY teepees with old curtains from the old house we won’t be using again.
When her friends are over, they have one teepee or tent each. Thank goodness we have loads of old fabric we can use.
She hardly every plays inside the house, only when it’s raining. She doesn’t watch much television anymore or doesn’t use her Ipad much, which is great. I want her to play like I did when I was her age. There wasn’t much technology back then. All we had were our toys and imaginations.
We haven’t had the time to buy the much coveted trampoline yet and also want to hang up wooden little swings by the tree down in the garden. Her new paddling pool is still in a box. We have yet to find an even ground in the garden (it mostly slopes you see). Need to get that sorted out soon, especially since we’ve been having such glorious weather at the moment. A friend mentioned the use of ply, the husband thinks he might also try sandbags just to even a corner space for the paddling pool. I think a little tilt isn’t that bad. But we’ll have to see.
All those little things-to-do have to wait till the summer when we have all the time in the world to do just that.
What about you?
Have you been spending the lovely warm weather in your garden too?