If you are regularly bombarded by my incessant Instagramming (Insta Spamming?), then you know that I am addicted to taking snapshots of our daily lives. I don’t do perfectly curated photos because I’m not a perfectly curated human, but I love being able to capture a moment that will never ever happen again. Isn’t that one of the absolute joys of modern technology?
Ah toddlers. Terrible Twos, Threenagers, Ferocious Fours. These delightful titles are bestowed upon our little people as they transition from wriggly babies to babbling toddlers and parents of children these ages will undoubtedly understand why. (For the record these are the more socially acceptable ones I’ve heard.) But why are toddlers so egocentric, grumpy, demanding and bloody difficult? While I am most certainly guilty of (frequently) bemoaning the ‘challenging’ aspects of Toby’s personality, in the difficult times I desperately want to try and bear in mind why he’s being such a nightmare displaying these typical toddler qualities. How can Phil and I can help him to develop?
With summer making a valiant attempt to show its face, the kids and I have done some flower arts and crafts this month in the hope of convincing the sun to hang around for a while. Sticks, paint, pins and fabric all feature in our floral toddler creations this month, fitting with the May Bostik Blogger theme.
We recently headed to Elveden Forest Center Parcs for a midweek family break. As it was just the four of us, we booked a 3 bedroom lodge so that the kids could have a bedroom each, packed up the car on Sunday night/Monday morning and off we went! We had a truly wonderful week and learned a lot about what we now need from a family holiday, so I wanted to impart some of that knowledge in the form of my 5 top tips for a Center Parcs holiday with toddlers and babies.
We love our outdoorsy lifestyle, so anything that can add even more fun into our adventures is a hit. The countryside is our happy place; that freedom, the fresh air and the open landscape is really important to us. Phil and I moved from our respective cities to achieve our country bumpkin dreams and we wouldn’t change it.