The other day I took my 5 year old daughter shopping for new wellies….she was so keen to have them on straight from the department store. I did oblige her.
Kids will always be kids. ..unbeknownst to me she had earlier sighted a massive pool of water and her sole desire at that time was to splash about in this puddle, dance and ‘mess’ about.
I stood back and watched this beautiful young child having all the fun in the world with no cares and my thoughts went ‘how different our world really was, those ’70s and ’80s years *sigh**
Today some of us do not allow our children some time to have some real messy fun and get dirty. Scared they would get bruised etc.
As it rains here in London, my thoughts go to those days we played in the rain. It was fun getting beat and wet.
I think we should try to recreate the kinds of playtime we had as children with our children so they also can have some real cherished memories 🙂