Emma started going to toddler gymnastics a few months and absolutely loves it. It’s something we can do together, although I wasn’t sure at first if she’d like it. But before long she was climbing up on everything, if not becoming slightly obsessed with the trampoline and it was where she discovered the monkey bars. Now she gets excited every time she sees them at the park. They are way too high for her (and for me to hold her up!) so we’ve agreed on her swinging from the bars a little lower. It’s so lovely to see the concentration and happiness on her face.
Fridays are a Mummy and Emma day and since January, we’ve been making a real event of our day together. We like to visit a farm, or a new place, which I love but sometimes a lazy day is just what we need. I sometimes feel bad, but seeing Emma’s enjoyment at the park made me realise that it’s the simple things she loves. Being together is the most important thing to her.
Afterwards, we got the bus into the city, which is high on Emma’s list of favourite things too. I’m not sure what it is about being on a bus full of people of all ages. Maybe it’s the busyness of people getting on and off, and it getting crammed full of people as we approach Brighton Pier. We got off the bus in Hove, with Emma a little upset that the bus was gone “my bus my bus!” but then went to an ice cream parlour, which cheered her up instantly.
Simple things. I’m always one to cram too much into the day. But our little adventure reminded me that there are so many everyday things we can do together that are special for the fact that we’re together and celebrating the end to another hectic week.