Last week I went away with some friends to the mountains for one night. I took JollyJumper with me and left the elder two girls at home with U2.
They had a great time. They went exploring in the bush, went out for dinner and slept in a two man tent set up in their room over night. Things I would never think to do and not all in one day! And this is fantastic - I love that they all had such a great time! I never stress about leaving the girls with U2 which I am thankful for.
The other ladies who went had similar stories. The dads and kids had had a great time doing lots of fun things (expect one dad who unfortunately got stuck with one child vomiting and one child with diarrhea!).
It got me thinking. Because I am at home with the girls all week I don't often think to go and do special fun things. They more or less tag along with me as I do my errands or amuse themselves at home while I tidy/clean/wash/blog. This is one downside of living at 'work' - you cant just pack up and leave the mess at the end of the day, it surrounds you 24/7.
So I have decided I need to have 'daddy days'. Days were I forget about all the things I should be doing and go and do something fun and different with the girls by themselves.
Now I just need to think of some fun things.....