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Dust Yourself Off And Try Again

Its halfway August already. I feel still guilty that I that I am not giving my son the best holiday time.
Seeing other families visit so many places is making me jealous. I feel like he is missing out on so much.
But it is not stopping me in trying my best to make him experience the outdoors.
No matter how many times we have been to the beach or the park I still bring him there because I know that he can find ways to have some fun!

Give my boy a stick and he can conquer the world... or the park hehe.

We saw a tree that is low enough for him and he tried climbing FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

He actually fell and hurt his bum but the lure of conquering the branches is just too much.

After a kiss and a hug he is up again!

I still have few weeks to go to give him the best time that I can. Maybe we can go somewhere grand, maybe we wont.
But I know that we will always go outdoors and try to have the best fun .. cuz actually just being with him is already the best moment ever!



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( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Kim Carberry
Aug. 17th, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
It looks like your having a great summer...
We've been nowhere and not really done anything for the past week.
Hooray for climbing trees. Your boy is so brave x
Aug. 18th, 2016 07:31 am (UTC)
You're doing the best job
You have nothing to feel bad about. The beach and park are the best places for children to learn. I'm so impressed with the tree climbing.
Sharon Wagner
Aug. 18th, 2016 02:34 pm (UTC)
He's definitely conquering that tree!
Ched Curtain
Aug. 19th, 2016 05:38 pm (UTC)
You are so right about giving him a stick to conquer the world (which he has plenty of time to see). I bet he's having more fun and adventure than many kids that get dragged from place to place. I know I would have preferred being outside, especially the beach. every day to almost anything else.
Ched Curtain
Aug. 19th, 2016 05:39 pm (UTC)
And a thumbs up and hug from me for getting back up again! Well done, young un.
Clairejustine oxox (Clairejustineoxox)
Aug. 20th, 2016 07:23 am (UTC)
Looks like a great time!! My children love going out for adventures. This looks like fun. We are only having days out here and there this year..
Aug. 20th, 2016 09:27 am (UTC)
I think it is in every mother's job description to feel she isn't providing enough fun for the holidays. I know I feel guilty at the number of days mine have been left to their own devises here on the farm during our busy season. Yet when I think rationally I know they have plenty on offer here to keep them busy and I think the same is true of where you live. Kids make their own entertainment and having somewhere fun to roam is all it takes. Well done on a first tree climb, a little fall is all part of the adventure, it didn't put him off which is the main thing. Lovely photos to to go with your outing, your son is luckier than you realise!

Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids
Aug. 20th, 2016 10:11 am (UTC)
I think some of our best trips are the local ones. They are unrushed and we discover more. I love the wasp board. Makes a nice change from bees. I'm glad your son wasn't put off by his fall. #CountryKids
Aug. 20th, 2016 10:12 am (UTC)
Whoops! Left comment as anonymous. #CountryKids
Aug. 20th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
There is no reason to feel bad about the summer you and S are having. When my son was younger, we never did any grand trips. He found joy in everything - watching the ants at the park, sliding down the stairs in a sleeping bag, visiting the local park 100 times, playing with sticks, collecting rocks, hunting for alphabet shapes in nature, etc. I think kids get the most out of just spending time with someone who cares about them, no matter what you are doing. It looks like S is having a great summer. Congrats to S on conquering that tree. -Keitha #countrykids
Becky Willoughby
Aug. 20th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Its the simplest things that bring the most pleasure
Aug. 21st, 2016 08:26 am (UTC)
You are doing a great job!
We haven't been far either, we have been to the same park sooo many times over the holidays and the girls still love it, I think big trips can be overrated sometimes and not always worth the money anyway. You are doing a great job! Looks like your boy is having a great time exploring, you two always have lovely little trips out and I love to see what you two have been up to :) He is so brave climbing the tree, well done! #countrykids
Aug. 21st, 2016 09:59 am (UTC)
I disagree - I think your boy is getting the best summer. Every day at the beach is a dream for me! And you are always doing so many proper childhood activities. For example, this, learning to climb trees - this is what summer holidays are about! #CountryKids
Aug. 21st, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
You don't need to go to far-off exotic places or expensive tourist attractions to have a good time and it looks like you're doing a great job to me xxx #countrykids
Aug. 21st, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
Never feel bad
Never feel bad about what you are giving your son!! From what I can see he is a happy lovely adventurous little boy. He will remember you being there over and fancy pants day out any day. Time is the best thing to give your child! Big hugs #countrykids
Aug. 21st, 2016 11:28 pm (UTC)
Don't feel bad at all. You are giving your son the best thing ever and that is your time!
We been lucky to have some great trips this summer but it's always the simple things that are mentioned when you ask the children what they have enjoyed #countrykids
Aug. 22nd, 2016 02:05 am (UTC)
Kids need to climb trees and fall and climb again and again. :)
Sandy Heard
Aug. 22nd, 2016 07:50 am (UTC)
Oh honey i think Seb having a great summer from what i can see! The best part is he is always outdoors and so at one with nature. From the park to the beach he always seems to be having a ball. To be honest the girls and i are a little envious of the amount of time you both get to spend at the beach. Well done Seb on climbing your first tree you have done so well. Ella and Holly send a big high five your way.xx #countrykids
Sandy Heard
Aug. 22nd, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
Haha love this nothing beats a good tree climbing session. Xx #livingarrows
Louise George
Aug. 24th, 2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
Merlinda, you are giving your son an amazing summer. Having fun doesn't have to be about big days out - just getting outdoors and exploring is such amazing fun. Well done to Sebastian for climbing a tree for the first time - and for getting back up the tree and having another go after falling off. He looks like he was having a wonderful time x #countrykids
Aug. 25th, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
We have had lots of days out this summer and adventures but when I ask my girls what their best days have been its always the free ones like the park or the beach. Which just goes to show you kids just like the simple things!! Enjoy the remainder of the summer lovely x #countrykids
Aug. 28th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry, he looks like he is having the bets of summers! x
Aug. 28th, 2016 07:10 pm (UTC)
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