Weekend in June

This weekend has been messy and exciting, this weekend has been fun and tiring, this weekend has been everything a sunny weekend for children should be. It reminded me of my childhood.

There is something about sunny weather that seems to make everything that little bit brighter. The neighbours are out, music can be heard playing from other gardens, and children are throwing water at each other and having a ball!
Little arms and legs are shining with sun-cream. Bare feet parading across the garden are getting wet and dirty. Fingers are sticky with drippy ice-cream. Our garden is full of childhood experiences that I remember with such fondness.
A paddling pool full of water creates so much excitement for our girls and their cousins. Grown-ups can chat while children squeal with delight at water splashing in their little faces.
All food is consumed outside, sandwiches in the sunshine just somehow taste that little bit better.
Friendships are strengthened, outdoor experiences are a delight, picnic blankets are out, and children play!
They just play.
They get messy, they get dirty, they get covered. And they have fun.
This weekend has been exhausting in the best possible way. Taking tired children to bed, washing sun-cream, sand and soil off their worn-out bodies, seeing them cry when their friends have to go home, it all matters. It’s all important.
It’s all creating memories!
I remember the feelings, the sunshine, the playing, the tiredness, I remember all of it from when I was little. And I hope my girls will remember too.
I hope we’re creating a magical summer for them. I hope they feel happy and excited.
I hope these feelings stay with them forever.
This weekend has been messy and exciting, this weekend has been fun and tiring, this weekend has been everything a sunny weekend for children should be. It reminded me of my childhood.
I hope it’s shaping theirs.

  
  

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