Why is it that despite having lots of lovely, interesting toys, toddlers will always find things which aren't their toys much more exciting and interesting to play with? He'd be happier opening all the kitchen drawers and cupboards, emptying out spice jars, cups, spilling flour and dry spaghetti all over the floor than actually playing with his own kitchen. To a toddler it must be such an exciting adventure and really all they want to do is copy what mummy and daddy are doing. They want to be little adults and I think they often realise more than we think. They take it all in, watching us do our daily chores, cooking, emptying the dishwasher, hoovering, folding the laundry (a futile activity in my case as Little One loves nothing more than to come and help put laundry away, unfolding it all in the process!).
These really are the most ordinary of moments for most of us I'm sure, and to think how often Little One must watch me do these tasks week by week, it's no wonder he wants to join in and copy his Mummy- especially with the sweeping brush. I'm starting to think my obsession with cleaning is not a good one! This week he took his obsession with the sweeping brush to a whole new level. We went out for a regular little walk down our lane, and needless to say, who had to come along for the ride? Yes, the psychadelic sweeping brush. Luckily, we only have 2 neighbours otherwise I think people might have thought I'd totally lost the plot. We went up and down our road countless times, dragging the sweeping brush around, brushing the hedges, and sweeping pebbles up.
We only went out to get a few minutes of fresh air and to get some photos with the horses in the field. I'm glad I had my camera though as he made me chuckle so much and the photos sum up his toddler personality perfectly.We never actually made it to look at the horses because someone was too busy sweeping pebbles off the neighbours driveway ;)