I have 2 children and they have a 7 year age gap between them. That's a lot of years. They play super amazingly together and little sister thinks that bigger brother is just the bees knees but when it comes to doing exciting things with them it's hard to find things that they both love.
Every school holidays I vow that I will do better, be less stressed, make more time for adventuring and fun and try not to think too much about work stuff, house stuff and all the usual things that make me busy. I usually fail. This time around things are different. I made plans with friends, organised things, enrolled J in things and kept E's creche hours so I could have some one on one time with him while she was there. This time around I totally win and while I am still human and very much a stressy type I think we've had way more fun this past fortnight. I kept one of E's creche days free and J and I spent a few days plotting about what to do. Here's how we spent our day together:
|Beautiful grey Wellington.|
|Always with the silly faces|
|Outside the film archive|
|Perusing the online archives.|
|Silly faces at the cinema|
|We saw this screening of well known children's books turned into short animations. We are definite fans.|
|Cheesy selfy, complete with requisite silly face.|
So, there it is! We did lots more of course, this is just one day we decided to document. Other school holiday adventures including Hobbit model painting at Games Workshop (I think this is the next obsession for this kid, as he slowly begins to outgrows his Lego. He still has many more years of Lego construction in him though!), a visit to Te Papa, intense Judo holiday trainings, sleep overs with friends and lots of socialising, walks around our neighbourhood and beaches, library visits, more than a few soy fluffies in favourite cafes, and playground hangouts. Phew! I was pretty worn out by the end of the fortnight (came down with a cold on the last Friday, yuck!) but it was totally worth it. Here's to making an effort and creating memories!