It’s been quiet on the blog because we have been away camping and having a lovely relaxing time.
I’m not sure how relaxing it was for the kids. They played hard all day, they made friends and ran with the crowd, they swam, bounced, rode, chatted, shouted and laughed. They had a ball but they weren’t relaxing!
We stayed at a caravan park that had a bouncy pillow, swimming pool and water playground. Just perfect for the remaining hot days of summer.
What I found interesting was how in the freedom and relative safety of a caravan park, at early evening time, kids of all ages would come together. They would congregate at the bouncy pillow and play game after game together. There were no fights, arguments, tears or tantrums. There were also no parents involved. The kids negotiated, gave their opinions, considered the capabilities of the little ones and in general acted as one cohesive group. Ages ranged from 4 years old – 16 years old.
It was also Mr Sunshine’s birthday – so we went all out for his birthday cake. Took me hours to make
One time I went underneath the buckets with her and the anticipation is palpable. Screaming is compulsory under the buckets. Zoe loved them too!
So we had fun. Mr Sunshine had a relaxing birthday. The kids got to enjoy bonding with new kids and playing on amazing equipment. And we all can’t wait to pitch the tent again. But reality is good too – this morning Zoe asked if there would a craft waiting for her when she got home from school. Yes! Paint and celery here we come
Have you been camping lately? Do your kids enjoy it? I would love to hear your experiences.
Thanks for dropping by!