Having been away last weekend and Mister B being struck down with a virus, we haven’t really had any fun outside for a while and with Miss M preferring to be out than in, I didn’t want to turn down her request after school yesterday begging me to take her down to the park! The sun was shining and I’d only have to occupy them in the house so we grabbed her trainers and off we went.
Poor Mister B is still under the weather although definitely on the mend but wasn’t up to walking, so I took him in the pushchair which he remained in the whole time – a sure sign that the virus really has exhausted him. Miss M on the other hand had so much energy to burn, I couldn’t keep up with her. And what really appealed to her was that once a week a local community group come down to the park after school with boxes full of play equipment such as balls, skipping ropes, tennis racquets, hula hoops etc. to try to encourage children to be active.
Miss M didn’t need asking and dug straight into the boxes helping herself to various items which kept her entertained over the next hour and a half. It was really good to see how keen she was to try new things and make up her own way of playing with things.
Fortunately the sun stayed out although that only prolonged the time Miss M wanted to stay in the park. Long after all her friends had left to have their dinner and she had roped mummy into playing a bit of tennis, we decided to head home. When I thought she’d be tired, exhausted and moaning about walking, she surprised me by insisting on pushing Mister B all the way back to our house!!
A great way to occupy children after school that’s close to home and gets them out in the fresh air. Let’s hope the sun’s out next week too!!