I like to consider myself pretty relaxed BUT I have learnt over the years that I have a list of stuff I need to take when I take my kids anywhere. I like to be prepared for all possibilities on outings (after many incidents) so I pack LOTS OF STUFF. We went to a local playground yesterday. For this simple trip I took:
It’s a mission. It’s crazy! It annoys me I have to prepare for a little trip to the local park. It annoys me I have to unpack most of these things when I get home each time.
This morning we went on an outting … to our cubby house in our back yard. What did I pack? NOTHING! What did I prepare? NOTHING! Our kids have so much fun in their cubby, and I get to actually really relax because there is no preparation involved at all.
Everything I may need is 20 steps away. Ahhhhhh … lovely.
Kids love imaginative play. In fact, so do adults.As a responsible adult, I often use my imagination – to pretend I’m lounging beside a pool, reading a book and sipping a cold drink, atop a mountain so high (yet, amazingly, the weather is wonderfully warm) that no one, not even
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