Jumping in muddy puddles

As a whole, I feel most parents these days (myself included) feel like they have to constantly “teach” their kids. We feel guilty if we leave our kids to watch television for an hour (while we put our feet up) or leave them to play alone or going by a day when we don’t either read to them, do a puzzle with them or practice some phonics with them.

But there is so much learning to be done by having some serious fun as well. S has been watching peppa pig and one of the things he keeps saying he wants to do is jump in muddy puddles. But we all know “If you want to jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots”. And so off we went to Morrisons on Saturday to buy him some boots. It rained earlier today and so it was the perfect time!!

After his lunch we headed to Primrose Hill and started puddle hunting. And oh how he loved it!!

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The best part? He was actually learning. We went through the colours of the leaves, we talked about the clouds, we spotted puddles from a distance, we counted from 1-20 and lots more. He was having a blast and watching him made my day as well. He makes me miss being a child again!

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People complain about the English weather but there’s a lot of fun to be had, no matter what the weather.

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“A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

When I bought these wellies for him back in February, he refused to go near them, let alone put them on! I put them at the back of the shoe cupboard and forgot about them until this morning. Not only did he put them on straight away, he now refuses to take them off! All ready for bed in his PJ’s WITH his boots on, he never fails to amuse me.