Jumping in muddy puddles

As a whole, I feel most parents these days (myself included) feel like they have to constantly “teach” their kids. We feel guilty if we leave our kids to watch television for an hour (while we put our feet up) or leave them to play alone or going by a day when we don’t either read to them, do a puzzle with them or practice some phonics with them.

But there is so much learning to be done by having some serious fun as well. S has been watching peppa pig and one of the things he keeps saying he wants to do is jump in muddy puddles. But we all know “If you want to jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots”. And so off we went to Morrisons on Saturday to buy him some boots. It rained earlier today and so it was the perfect time!!

After his lunch we headed to Primrose Hill and started puddle hunting. And oh how he loved it!!


The best part? He was actually learning. We went through the colours of the leaves, we talked about the clouds, we spotted puddles from a distance, we counted from 1-20 and lots more. He was having a blast and watching him made my day as well. He makes me miss being a child again!


People complain about the English weather but there’s a lot of fun to be had, no matter what the weather.

11 thoughts on “Jumping in muddy puddles

  1. Oh this sounds like such great fun Natasha! Sounds like you both had a blast ๐Ÿ™‚ We have already got A watching Peppa Pig. Not sure she fully understands it yet but seems to like the colours. I think its amazing watching them learn, there’s so much for them to discover x

    • It really is the most amazing thing watching them learn…S has started singing a Japanese nursery rhyme he learnt at nursery…no idea what it means but it sounds so cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nothing like getting out in the outdoors and enjoying our local parks. Fresh air is free and there is so much to discover in nature. #sharewithme. You might like to join my country Kids linky, it is all about outdoor fun for children.

  3. Ahh bless you with your fun filled adventurous photos and making the most of rainy and cold english weather. Something as an american I can’t get used to yet after seven years. lol But what’s more fun than jumping in muddy muds? glad you are looking at life full of positives. I say roll on spring. lol Lovely post. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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