It always amazed me how many Mums dreaded the school holidays when I,( like the kids), couldn’t wait for them. To me it was bliss; slow, lazy mornings in our pjs instead of the mad morning rush, then deciding what we would do for the rest of the day. I didn’t find it a chore to entertain my kids; to me it was all about having fun and it was a pleasure not a duty. I loved nothing more than getting messy and creative right along side them and whilst sometimes the housework may have been neglected, my kids never were! I have so many memories of shared playtime; happy afternoons spent building cities in the sandpit, moulding things in home made play dough, painting masterpieces, and transforming the lounge room furniture into elaborate cubby houses with the help of sheets and blankets. The time spent packing up afterward and any residue mess was well worth the hours of fun! Even watching tv and playing computer games, I was right there with them until their older years.
To this day I miss watching kids shows, and going to see animated movies – I guess I will have to wait for the grandkids!
“Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.”