There’s one thing that had been bugging me for a while now, and that was the fact that the Little Lion didn’t seem to be getting enough sunshine, or outdoor time. The kid was pale. We would wander out into the backyard nearly everyday, but the lack of play equipment meant that after a short time he’d have enough, and ask to go back indoors again. There's only so much fun you can have watering the plants, kicking a ball around or helping mum hang out the washing.
So, his grandparents decided to help out and a very lucky Little Lion received an awesome swing set, slide and cubby house for Christmas. It was a labour of love as Mr Hummingbird, his dad and his grandfather took two days in sweltering heat to set it all up, but the look on Carter’s face when he saw it definitely made it all worthwhile. (For them, anyway. It was easy for me, watching through the window in air-conditioned comfort).
Now, we spend a huge amount of time outdoors. His favourite part is the swing for sure, that kid can swing for hours. Not just on the one swing though, it has to be on all three. According to the Little Lion, swings rule.
Now, we just have to figure out how to get him back inside. When the words Time to go in! are uttered, he grips harder onto the pole, shakes his head and looks at me as if to say Are you joking? You spent so long trying to get me outdoors, and now you want me in? As if that's gonna happen!
It’s all good though. I’m just beyond thrilled that he loves it. I don’t know what we would have done if he didn’t want to go near it! It would have made quite a pricey garden display!