Having 2 children who are always on the go makes life very interesting and active. Being a VIP adds extra challenges to day-to-day life, but I have always tried to not allow this to impact too heavily on my little ones and allowed them the same freedom and adventures as others their age.
The fact that for now the 4 year age gap doesn’t stop them playing together is a great help!
i am a great believer that children shouldn’t just sit infront of the tv, but play out in the garden, run and get messy in the rain. That’s why I bought a good washing machine.
In the wetter winter, spring and occasional summer days the great outdoors is nice and grey and makes it an enjoyable place to be with the children. But in the summer months or when there is snow I struggle.
This is when I utilise the annual passes that the kids have for Monkey Bizness, an indoor play centre with large climbing frames, soft play, slides. Where pretty much everything is covered in foam and is brightly coloured.
This to me is heaven!
They are within a secure area, which they need a member of staff to let them out of, they aren’t being burned or damaged by the sun’s rays and I know that even I can play with them too, if the mood takes me.
It is a place where the children are dressed in bright colours, to try and help, but this doesn’t always work. We do however have a base point that the children know they can come back to me, if they are upset or in need of a drink.
As seen above, I also love joining in the fun, and monkeying around with them too.