I guess we all find that we spend a lot less quality one on one time with our second child than we do our first born. Everything the second time has to be shared and juggled and managed between the both of them. So when we were invited to a toddler birthday party on a farm last weekend, I suddenly realised this would be “our day”. Our toddler E absolutely loves babies and animals of all shapes and sizes so I knew he’d love it. I was just slightly concerned about how much of an attempted squeezing the babies would get from him.
I didn’t have to worry much as he was terrified of the very keen looking fat lambs that wanted a feed, and was super gentle with the baby llamas (HOW cute are those?! So cute that I couldn’t stop touching them and forgot to take a picture). He sat almost still for quite some time, whilst he farm helpers brought around owls, and baby chicks and baby rabbits. I’ve never been to an open farm before but I think it’s just as much fun for adults as it is for kids, and such a clever idea to host birthday parties. The sunshine made it all the better and the toddler decided he would be brave and have his very first ride on a donkey. There was a short ice cream demanding tantrum episode but he eventually forgot about it when I promised him some cake and juice. A very nice chilled out day and I think the start of a few more just me and him outings together.