A friend of ours called recently to check in…she said that when her girls were little and her husband was in school she would take her littles outside and give them a ball to play with and that they’d play for quite awhile before she brought them home, tired and ready for bed.
I know playtime outside is important and of course anything you can do to keep kids busy is helpful! 😉 This past Saturday the boys seemed extra busy and Derick was at school studying, so I thought of my friend’s words and we headed outside! They thoroughly enjoyed playing with balls, climbing trees, picking grass and other things.
Sometimes I forget how enjoyable the simple things are, not to mention what good some fresh air and sunshine can do! It isn’t always “easy,” and doesn’t guarantee that you won’t expend just as much energy as they will at this stage by just trying to keep this one from eating dirt, or helping the other one get “unstuck” in the tree, or just kicking the ball around and/or fetching it from the ditch. lol All in all it was a great time. I captured some of the fun in the pictures below! 🙂
Anyone else have thoughts on great ways to keep little ones occupied? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!
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