Having a toddler is a bit like owning a dog. If you don't walk them twice a day they start pacing up and down and clawing at the furniture. With the new baby arriving and my limited mobility due to the C section recovery we have been housebound for most of the past month. This has not been good for toddler relations. Just when I was dreading Husband's return to work and being trapped indoors with the caged animal the rain finally cleared and the Spring weather arrived and with it came the power to open up the garden.
Our garden is a boring square patch of grass overlooking fields but to Little E it is a magical place where anything is possible. She can spend hours mooching about, getting out every single toy from her toy shed and chatting to the cows who often appear at the fence. She takes her mini chairs to the end of the garden and sits watching the world. One of her favourite past times is eating snacks in her den made from a mini sun tent which she is clearly too big for now. We are planning on buying her a Wendy house this summer so she can have a proper little house to play pretend in but for now that simple patch of green is entertainment enough and is helping us keep our sanity.