Is that a great title or what? I love alliteration (bonus Canuck Buck points if you know what that means ).
I went over yesterday to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and incredibly adorable 4 year old niece (yes, I’m a bit biased – but I’ll freely admit she gets her cuteness from her mother’s side, not ours).
I’ll refer to my niece as L – that’s her middle initial. L and I spent 2 very fun hours together and it didn’t cost a cent. First we spent some quality time making pretend strawberry tea and lemonade. We just used a variety of plastic toys to pour water around and through things. Then we headed over to the park for an hour.
City parks have got to be one of the best ways to spend time with kids for free. This one is great – it’s got small climbing walls, swings, slides, and stuff you can swing across. L was perfectly happy to play by herself some, and then we both went on the swings, and I chased her around the park, and down the slides.
Finally, we went back to my brother’s and she raced me around a little pond there. And she won. Fair and square. She’s in much better shape than I am.
It was a great afternoon, and we both really enjoyed it – and it didn’t cost a thing! My brother has actually been telling her stories about how I’ve been training night and day in order to race her. I guess my pretend training hasn’t been strenuous enough.
What’s one of your favourite ways to spend a free afternoon – either on your own, or with others?