Given that I’ve promised myself to take part in a range of new linkies this year, I decided to make a start upon Donna’s ‘The Ordinary Moments’ linky, a weekly post sharing and celebrating the ordinary moments in life.
With the holidays coming to an end, the kids have found themselves becoming a little bored. Don’t get me wrong, having time to ourselves has been amazing, it was just what the Doctor ordered but after a while the kids become restless. It’s for that reason that I’ll be happy to get back to work and get back into a more rigid routine.
I’ve been doing my best to keep the kids entertained and occupied and whilst we haven’t been out all that much, we’ve most certainly been busy little bees. After spending the past fortnight running back and forth to various people’s houses to celebrate Christmas, New Year and all the wonders of winter, I was quite happy to spend the final Friday of the holidays happy at home.
Rather than pushing myself to get crafty in the kitchen with either baking, painting, play-dough or whatever else, I decided to ditch the mess and keep things simple. Having spent hours earlier this week sorting and organising J’s room and his truck loads of toys, it is now far easier to locate and to access all kinds of toys, games and such-like. It took me less than two minutes to grab a drawer, pull it out and to take the kids toys downstairs for them to enjoy, it was also far easier to tidy and away once they were finished.
The hot wheels set may be years old now but according to the hours that these two spent playing with their cars, tricks and tracks, it is most definitely still a top toy. I really enjoyed sitting on the sofa listening to J & E timing their laps, racing against each other and generally getting along without the usual sibling squabbles.
It’s usually the simple stuff that keeps the kids occupied, there’s nothing quite like a classic toy and given that I myself couldn’t resist but to join in (as I too had a Hot Wheels set as a child), this has proven to be a toy which will never age nor cease to be fun whether you happen to be five or thirty-five years old.
Thanks for reading! I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.