This wonderful post by Triple "T" Mumwill take many of us that have had cold and wet weather for weeks on a journey to warm place and time playing on the beach. Be warned this post may leave you wanting to travel to the nearest warm beach and dip your toes in the water.
I am delighted to be sharing our Taking The Time To Play guest post with you on JDaniel4’s Mom. I am Amie from Triple T Mum, so called because I have twins Strawberry and Ooffa (23 months), a toddler (3 year old Chook) and a teen (14 year old Gamer). So often it is easier just to stay home and play. I can get chores done, feed the troops and play in one convenient location. My husband is the adventurous one. Often bundling them all into the car and taking them on some adventure, whilst I get to the jobs that are best done without little people around J But on this day I decided to Take The Time To Play out of my comfort zone and I was taken by surprise at what I learnt about my own children!
On a gorgeous summer day I decided to be brave and take the kids to the beach, on my own. Many of our beaches along our stunning coastline are only accessible via a set of stairs. I didn’t know how they were going to go and prepared myself for carrying one, possibly two children, down and then back up. My children AMAZED me!
Slow and steady. Holding onto the rails, down they went. Chook preferred to leap and bound (let’s hope all that energy gets used up doing this!).
Once down on the beach we headed for the rocks where the sea was just lapping the beach gently. I was hoping to find a rock pool that the kids could explore but all we found was this puddle.
Whilst Strawberry explored the puddle, Ooffa and Chook found some interesting seaweed.
Rocks were explored.
Toes were dipped.
Large artworks were created.
Taking the time to play and venture down to the beach allowed me to discover skills I didn’t know my kids had. Those stairs were so steep and my heart was in my mouth as we went down them. But the kids were confident and very aware of what they were capable of. I discovered that with very little prompting from me they knew their limits and needed very little cautioning from me. It took a lot of mummy power to not scoop them up, to just let them explore and discover their boundaries.
I hope you enjoyed meeting us! We hope you stop by to read about more exploring and skill discoveries as we grow and learn J