Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Getting out

Do your kids have moments when they simply don't want to get out of the house ? How do you make them want to get out ? Do you have regular activities at weekends ? Are you the one that doesn't want to get out ? Is your kid pushing you to get out of the house ? Tell me your story, here is mine...

Outside is foggy, don't see much out of the window, seems to be cold outside and we are in the nice cuddly warm in the house. The Little Girl is playing with the Lego blocks, she seems very entertained.
"Little Girl, let's go the the swimming pool ?", asks Papi.
"No Papi, I am playing", answers the Little Girl.
Papi goes make an espresso coffee. Reads a couple of articles on the newspaper. Some time passes.
"Little Girl, let's go to the playground ?", asks Papi.
"No Papi, I am playing", answers the Little Girl.
Papi goes make a cappuccino. Reads a couple of articles on the internet. Some time passes.
"Little Girl, let's go to the bowling alley ?", asks Papi.
"No Papi, I am playing", answers the Little Girl.
Papi goes make a latte macchiato. Watches a couple of channels on TV. Some time passes.
"Little Girl, let's go to the Grimm theme park ?", asks Papi.
"No Papi, I am playing", answers the Little Girl.
Papi goes make a cafe lungo. Browses a couple of magazines. Some time passes.
"Little Girl, let's go to ride a boat in the lake ?", asks Papi.
"No Papi, I am playing", answers the Little Girl.
"Little Girl, Papi is electric now, had to much coffee, we need to get Papi calm or the Little Girl cannot play anymore", says Papi picking up the Little Girl, tickles the Little Girl energetically, and walks out of the apartment. Papi makes silly faces and jumps around. Soon after they are by the lake and the Little Girl sees some big transparent spheres which kids use to walk on the water.
"Papi, I want to walk on that..."
The Little Girl gets an extended ride on the giant plastic sphere, Papi can ear her laughs as she walks around excited.
End of ride, the giant plastic sphere gets pulled back to the lake margin.
"Little Girl, time to go home now", says Papi to the Little Girl.
"No Papi, I don't want to go home...", answers the Little Girl.