The walk to preschool is the most fun thing ever at the moment as far as my two-year old is concerned. It’s just a five-minute walk but for those few minutes, the world is a wonderful place and it’s mostly because of the muddy puddles along the way.
“Look, Mummy, look!” Sophie squeals within seconds of leaving the house. “Muddy puddles! Hooray!”
Wellies are an essential item on the preschool walk. The girls know the rules: no wellies, no puddles. Fortunately for them, they rarely go out for walks without wellies at this time of year.
Every few seconds, I hear another happy squeal from Sophie: “Anudder one! Look, Mummy, anudder one!” There are a lot of muddy puddles between our house and preschool.
Sometimes, we go out for a walk, just to find as many puddles as we can. I have to confess, I quite enjoy putting on my own wellies and joining in with the girls. Being able to be a big kid again is definitely one of the perks of having small children.
These are the moments when I stop and embrace the simple pleasures of childhood. The moments when I realise just how much joy there is to be had in the little things in life. The moments when I take my children’s hands and let them lead me right back into the wonder that is childhood. And having Mummy join in with jumping in muddy puddles too is definitely the most fun thing ever as far as my girls are concerned.