Even though the weather’s not quite as warm as it’s recently been, that’s not stopped N from getting out in the garden after nursery. I love to see him pottering around and he’s reliable enough that he knows how far he can roam without us being outside with him, other than the occasional check.
We check out the tomato plant jungle – I’m noticing more chomped on leaves, so hoping the tomatoes are safe from whatever likes the leaves. The tomatoes are now turning a lighter green and more are appearing so hopefully red ones aren’t far away.
The paddling pool’s been up-ended and moved so his Gramps can use the lawn mower with no obstacles (how he’ll cope once I get organised and get him a climbing frame I’ve no idea. All hell will break loose!). N’s been enjoying moving rainwater from the paddling pool to the water table.
He’s always loved pouring and transferring water between containers, so he was in his element.
The OH has got involved with N’s play. They tend to have a mad roll about on the trampoline which is great fun to watch. The other day though, I turned round to find N stripping off. Yes, stripping off so he could bounce around naked. Delightful! The OH couldn’t stop laughing, he just found it really funny. And I suppose seeing a naked 3 year old wearing wellies was a different sight!
I thought it would be a one off thing, but the next day I was watering the flowers, and again I spotted him stripping off. This time he was wearing only sandals and decided that he would be playing with his diggers in the gravel. I think his view was that it’s quicker and easier to go for a pee when required. Although not helped by his dad’s encouragement.
It’s brilliant that the summer weather’s lasted so long. N really is loving being out in the garden, and we can also relax knowing that he can play quite safely out there.
Do your children potter around in the garden alone? What’s their favourite activity?