I'd love to be writing an ordinary moments post about how we had spent all week going out and enjoying the snow, making snow angels and sledging down the lane, but it has been so so cold and I could barely keep my own balance on the ice, let alone whilst holding on to a wriggly toddler. And I certainly didn't want to make his teething cold any worse so we avoided snow altogether.
So on the days that we did manage to get out, we went to try out a different soft play centre. Not once, not twice, but four times in the space of a week! I don't think we have ever done that before and at around £10 a visit, I certainly won't be making a habit of it. But to call it epic would be an understatement. Big, clean, delicious chef cooked food, cakes a plenty and adults as well as toddlers allowed to clamber about on all the equipment. A winner if you ask me. Plus I think I actually got my quota of exercise for the week from all the climbing and running around I did with Little One.
While some absolutely dread the idea of going to soft play once a week, let alone four times, we have absolutely loved it. He's really broken through a confidence barrier this week and will now quite happily tootle off on a trike on his own or go down a really big slide by himself. It can be hard to let go sometimes, but he's suddenly become a confident little toddler, and I'm really trying to give him space to grow and develop himself.
We even took my sister and Mr F along at the weekend and it was lovely to share one of mine and Little One's ordinary moments of going to soft play every week with them. Little One clearly loved this extra attention, he loved quality time with daddy and his auntie and I even got to sit and have a completely hot drink while someone else watched him.
The beautiful view by our house this week...
But instead of playing in the snow, we chose to go to Soft Play a record 4 times this week. I must be totally and utterly mad but to see this cheeky chappy grow in confidence the way he did, it was worth every moment.