Let's be honest. How many of us actually play with us our kids when we're at the playground? Here's what my going-to-playground time sounds like:
Poppy, do you need to pee? Put some clothes on please, we;re going out soon. Where's the sunblock? If ou want to bring bubbles, you look for them ok? Get your sandals on. No, no more playing with train tracks. Have you gone to pee? Go pee, there are no toilets at the playground. Sandals now please! Where's your other sandal? Where's Calla's hat!! No, we don't bring your bicycle this time. Hurry, we're already late!
So by the time we're actually there, all I want to do is breathe out a sigh of relief and rest. But yesterday while she was in the maze, I got my butt up and chased her. "Arghhh!!! Giant!!!" she screamed. I may have felt like a grumpy old troll but this smile made me smile too :)
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If you'd like to share how you make your kids smile, link up with me, won't you? Pictures of smiling kids optional though that'd be really nice. If your kids are shy, then please do include a picture of the thing that you do to make them smile :) It doesn't have to be a big thing, any little effort on your part (but it's got to be a conscious effort!) will do!
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