Come rain or shine, the surefire way to a happy household is outdoor time (in my opinion!!)
When the kids get cranky, when the house hits chaos mode, when I just need to do a quick tidy up (on my own-with no little helpers!) I just shout “boots on!” and pack them off into the garden.
On one of these chaos-type afternoons this week, I sent them out and Pip and Bean began hanging off the washing line. Before I could tell them off, Pip gazed at the washing line nostalgically and said “do you remember when we hung our art gallery on that washing line.”
And it all came flooding back…… ‘The Summer Time Art Gallery’.
A boiling hot day…..finger paints in the sun….messy hands…..smily faces…..
…..And a tub bath for paint covered little legs….
Year after year……an outdoor winner…..