It’s a great feeling when I’m out and about with James in my local park and I meet new mum’s whom like me are trying to keep there little ones active and happy in the fresh air. I like to have a chat and see how their little ones are doing? It’s a great way for my little man to interact with other toddlers, as he’s jibber jabbing away and playing without even knowing it he’s gaining confidence and encouraging his social skills outdoors through play. I love chatting away having some adult conversation in the middle of the day it’s a definite positive for me too. I love how you don’t know what’s going to happen next, as you can end up singing nursery rhymes while pushing them on the swings or you can be counting the steps when you’re helping them to the top of the slide. All great fun for the kids and I have to say, it does make me feel good too!
It’s not always an easy task to keep my little man happy, as there are lots of factors that can change his mind in an instant! We can set off all excited and there’s no stopping him, then as soon as we arrive at the park he’s gone tired all of a sudden, he’s clinging onto my legs and wants picking up, so there’s just no point continuing, you know how it is! so its back home we go so I can put him down for a little nap, then when he wakes he’s like a brand new little man and we can do it all again! the lovely up’s and downs of motherhood! if we only had a crystal ball, how much simpler would our lives be!
There’s no stopping him now, he’s off seeking out his next quest, with his stick firmly placed in his hand, what will he find, and what magical experiences will James encounter next?! I’m not entirely sure, but I do know that I’m right beside him every step of the way. Encouraging social skills outdoors is definitely one of my top priorities, as we love the outdoors, meeting new people, sharing these magical moments is what makes being a mum the best!
Author: Mandy J McDonald
A UK Family Lifestyle & Days Out Blogger – Sharing our mini family adventures & my love for all home and garden inspirations with lots of tips & tricks!!!