Summertime, and the parenting is easy?
September 6, 2011 3:06 PM Subscribe
Please give me ideas for projects and time wasting fun to keep the three year old and myself entertained out of doors at home this summer.
posted by Catch to Human Relations (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
First off, I'm in the Southern Hemisphere, to save confusion!
Spring is upon us, and I've awoken from my new baby haze to realise that this winter, while I was pregnant and had a newborn, First Born has been allowed to spend far too much time Indoors, Watching Television, and has become Pale, Puling and Pestilent. Out with you! Shoo! Go discover the glories of nature while Mummy makes interesting mosaics from destroyed Wiggles DVDs.
Sadly, things are not so simple - there is only so much 'alone' play a three year old boy will do. He wants my Attention, he wants to Do Stuff Together - and why not? I too have become PPP, and can use the sunshine.
We have afternoon Kindergarten, and visits to and from other children, but we still have a huge amount of time on our hands, so I am looking for ideas for things we can do at home that won't be too boring for me! I want us to be able to look back and say "that was the summer we ...."
Our main resource is a large garden that can be Destroyed if necessary (all but the asparagus bed, darling, PLEASE!). I'm up for shortish excursions with the pram, but would prefer to stay at home as much as possible.
I have vague ideas concerning vegetable gardening and water play, but please don't refrain from making Blindingly Obvious suggestions, because it is likely I am overlooking them.