We’re having a day in the garden today, the sun is shining and I’m feeling good. Better than yesterday anyway…

Yesterday my little angel had a complete meltdown, a super sonic tantrum right in the middle of a super market. I managed to keep my cool but that still didn’t stop passers by feeling the need to comment on my situation. I’ll never understand why people feel the need to judge others.

Have they not dealt with temper tantrums themselves? The mind boggles.

Anyway public tantrums, are a whole different level. Humiliating, especially if you suffer with an anxiety disorder. I might do a post on how to keep your cool when your toddler has a tantrum in public…

Update: How to Deal with Tantrums in Public

Anyway the poor little thing is so very desperate to communicate, but there are times when I don’t understand what the little button is saying and she just can’t handle it.

I think that the pandemic is really taking it’s toll on family life. I’m not sure if she understands why she can’t see Grandma or run up to kids in the park.

If you have young children I feel your frustration.

Anyway, mid temper tantrum I knelt on the floor and asked if she would like a cuddle and to my absolute surprise she ripped off my mask.

Maybe this is what got her so worked up? I keep thinking how strange it must be for children, people walking round with masks on, frightened to bump into each other, keeping a distance from one another, looking fed up and distracted.

I mean how can you not be with what’s going on in the world right now? I do often wonder what the world seems like to children, however. We spend so much time thinking about life as adults, I do wonder what children make of it all…

So today we’re staying at home. Away from the stimulation of outdoors, and the mask wearing pandemic. We are having a mother and daughter day together in the sunshine. We watered the sunflower we planted a few weeks ago, its beginning to grow.

We played with the water toys and sandpit and climbed up into the tree house. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.

Now all she needs are some ruby red shoes…

If you’d like to know where I got her little tree house from with a slide it was from Argos. It has been an absolutely fantastic purchase over the summer, and during the pandemic. When I couldn’t take her to the park, she could play in the garden. That frees up sometime for me to blog in the garden while I can watch her having fun. Perfect!

The Tree house pictured is available at Argos.

What activities do you do with your toddler outdoors? I’m always looking for inspiration. Let me know in the comments box below.


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