I love it when traditions get carried down through families, when we do something with Monkey that we remember loving as kids. I love it even more with grandparents carrying things down things that they loved doing as kids. My Mum and Step-dad (Aka Nanny & Pops) were round on Monday after Rhyme Time and we were all playing in the garden (well, I was sat watching mainly).
Pops said he wanted to do aeroplanes with Monkey, and I wasn’t sure what he meant to start with, but it turned out they had done it before on their day out with Monkey. It is something Pops remembers his Granddad doing with him as a child, and how much he loved it, and he wanted to carry it down and do it with Monkey. Which is just lovely!
Monkey took a tiny bit of encouragement to start with (he is a 2 year old after all, and takes a bit of encouragement with most things at the moment!) but then he absolutely loved it.
It was hilarious, and a tiny bit hair raising to watch, but seeing the glee on Monkey’s face was priceless.
And of course hearing the “Aaaa-gain” repeated over and over afterwards until Pops gave him another whirl..
Nanny & Pops then tried to get him to do wheelbarrows, and I have to admit we have tried to show Monkey this before and we failed… and unfortunately they failed too, though he did enjoy it I am pretty sure he didn’t have a clue what was going on!
Just a lovely bit of fun in the garden 🙂
Loads of fun!! Garden looking very neat and tidy too 😉 X
Very cute photos: looks like you had a lot of fun.
aaa… lots of fun, and even better as its a tradition passed down, keep trying with the wheelbarrow, im sure he will love that too #countrykids
I love doing things like this with the kids! Well, I say I do, but I actually get others to do it, as I know that once I do it once, I’ll be asked to do it every hour of my life from then onwards…! xx
haha Oh I am with you there, definitely one for others to do with him while I enjoy watching hehe 🙂 xx
I bet Pops needed a rest after all that fun! Monkey looks happy and I agree it must have been great fun to watch! The old ways of having fun are usually the best hey! #Countrykids
Oh he really did! The old ways are definitely the best, even if they can be exhausting! 🙂 xx
This is the sort of casual afternoon fun I remember from my own childhood. I do wish someone had captured the fun on film for me just as you have here. A delightful post. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.
My daughter at aged 8 still loves aeroplanes (although I’m not so sure my husband’s so keen these days!) Lovely photos xx
I couldn’t agree more! I love sharing my childhood memories with my girls, watching them experience the places I visited as a child. And watching them with my parents just fills my heart with pride. #CountryKids
Aww that looks like so much fun – flying spins are a childhood classic!
Such cute photos and I remember my Grandpa doing this with me. We haven’t done it with Mads yet, although Mr E has done some pretty scary acrobatics with her! Lovely these little traditions you remember from your own childhood isn’t it? 🙂
Awww once you started a fun thing kids would ask for it again and again and again! I remember this too. The feeling of floating on air = bliss! #countrykids
Aw, what lovely fun in the garden. It is lovely to see your children do something you remember as a child.
That looks like fun, I must try that with my toddler! It’s so lovely when children spend time with their grandparents.
oh I bet he will love it Tarana! Great fun 🙂 xx
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Grandparents are great aren’t they, My children love to be spun around but my eldest is getting too heavy now! #letkidsbekids
They are great – yeah I’m not sure how he even manages it with Monkey!! xx
Brilliant! What a perfect afternoon 🙂 #CountryKids
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Thank you! Very good to hear, love being a mummy 🙂 xxx