Back in the day, pre lives being invaded by tiny humans, we lived it up in London. The big smoke. We went out on Saturday nights. Most Saturday nights. And Fridays. And lo, Thursdays. A ‘school’ night. We went out … Continue reading
A lot of indoor, rain suitable, kid occupying, energy depleting activities, don’t exactly fill me with joy. Playzones; certainly have their place in the existence of a family with 3 children 4 years and under, but I hardly push the … Continue reading
It’s January 11th. I can now say I survived the Christmas crazy. Just. I’m just about exiting. Returning to the realm of normal life. Or as a fellow school mum put it the other day, I’ve stepped back on the … Continue reading
Facebook is bad for you. It makes you do crazy things. A couple of months ago I saw an advert for a Santa Fun Run raising money for Naomi House and Jacks Place. What a great idea I thought. We … Continue reading
Pre-children I’d see small children in supermarkets dressed as Spiderman or Cinderella and ponder whether they were on their way to a party or dress up occasion. Now I know. There was no party. Snow White was in attendance because … Continue reading
I LOVE Christmas! We LOVE Christmas. J and Bella LOVE Christmas. I LOVE the power of Christmas. One threat that Father Christmas is probably watching and the shoes are suddenly on the feet, or the fight over Buzz Lighyear is … Continue reading
My husband was asked to run a Tough Mudder this year. I laughed. An obstacle course with walls, water, and electrocution. Mr G can move, he cycles every day and can run a heck of a lot more than me. But a 10 mile obstacle course designed to test ‘physical strength and mental grit’. Maybe next year hey Mr G. The friend that asked him to run it, broke his ankle on a trampoline a few months before…extreme excuses!
But Mr G doesn’t need Tough Mudder though. No. He has one better. Team Gregs Obstacle Courses!
As a family we are pretty good at going out and about come rain or shine, but some days even we want to stay warm and dry in our home with easy access to a cup of coffee, sofa and blanket! Once we’ve played endless rounds of Pop up Pirate and Kerplunk (which takes 8 hours longer to set up than play…don’t even get me started on Mouse Trap!) our fail safe, go to activity is Obstacle Courses!!
No explanation needed…just watch….
It’s pretty tricky to get the course set up without the kids trialing/dismantling it as you go, so our darlings usually get told to sit in front of TV and not move until its ready! Bad parenting admission! The level of thought Mr G puts into the ever increasingly challenging courses is ridiculous…clearly he puts his train commute to good course planning use!
Plus there is usually an injury of some kind. Bella once ran straight into the table rather than ducking to crawl under it. It was NOT funny (it was really but she did not appreciate us laughing).
Just remember dads out there…if you use every sofa cushion, side table, and blanket to make an obstacle course, YOU PUT IT BACK!
This weekend it rained. And rained. And rained a bit more. Thankfully we had invites for this weekend, two birthday parties. Saturday for Bella, Sunday for J. For my children, a birthday party is a seriously big deal. It’s talked about … Continue reading
Fireworks night in winchester is big. Well the Saturday for fireworks night. Winchester goes to town every year. An amazing torch procession through the town ending at the giant bonfire for the fireworks show. It’s a charity event organised by … Continue reading
“I like chickens because they don’t roar at me like lions” – Bella, 2 years 10 months. Quote of the day from our trip to Riverford Farm at Upper Norton on their Pumpkin day last Saturday.