You know when the summer holidays are about to start and you have that wonderful feeling of no more school runs for a while? Then it hits you. You still have to go to work, juggle the childcare somehow and pack some good family time for all of you on your days off. This week has been a bit crazy with a long trip down south for work things and then a long trip back up north for more work things and trying to entertain two little boys who like nothing more than jumping on each other constantly and ignoring everything I say. I’m sure I’ve told them to “BE CAREFUL!!” at least 25 times each day and they never are. They’re loving all the rough and tumble and covering any room they touch with a million toys. We don’t play “Lava” in this house, we play “Lego”. Your punishment for a wrong step is a very sore foot. I suspect this is going to be the theme for summer holidays this year. We’ve realised we need to book a holiday with just vast open space for the boys to roll about on. At the moment, staying at home is equally as tempting!
We did manage a trip to Eureka this week and it was a lot of fun. Its a tiny bit too old for the toddler to fully appreciate but there’s more than enough to keep even him entertained and if you don’t mine toddler tantrums every so often as you prise him from section to section, then it’s such a good way to keep them entertained indoors on rainy dull days. The boys favourite bit is always the motor vehicles section. I duly followed as all three of them jumped from car to truck to car, all clambering in at once and then fighting for the steering wheel. You’d think the biggest boy might be a bit more patient but I decided to perch myself on some tyres and let them argue it out.
Z has been a few times and still loves it so I think we’ve got a good few years of fun left in there. He’s now got to a stage where he can sprint from section to section and it’s really easy to lose sight of him in seconds. I have visions of our future visits involving Z running as fast as he can, the toddler chasing him and me chasing them both.