Monkey has always had a thing for sticks, I think a lot of kids do don’t they? When he was I think 20mths old I wrote a post about his little obsession after one particular walk where he was collecting hundreds of the things. It was just so funny watching him that we named him the stick collector. Why am I telling you this? Well it seems a love of sticks runs in the family, as on a recent little walk LM reminded me so so much of her big brother as she started collecting sticks too.
I actually really loved watching her pick and choose which ones she wanted and it is also wonderful to see her learning and working out how to hold them all, how to open her fingers to take one more without dropping all of the others. The concentration on her face is adorable.
Monkey was not to be outdone though and showed his little sister that he is still the master stick collector, insisting I take pictures of him collecting them too.
She found their stick collections hilarious.
Monkey then decided they should have a little sort of sword fight with their sticks, and man did she find that funny! I was obviously constantly warning him to be gentle, and keeping a close watch in case he got close to poking her eye out but with them both enjoying themselves so much I couldn’t bear to spoil their fun.
Love this pair and love her chuckling 🙂
Aww! Bless them….It looks and sounds like they had the best time! Sometimes the simplest things bring the most fun x
Aw they are so cute in the video, Little 2 still collects sticks and both girls still hoard stones in their coat pockets!
Ah, yes, collecting sticks. Both my kids still do this and the eldest is six. Don’t expect the urge to go away! #CountryKids
Such an adorable video, your children are at such a lovely age where sticks can provide real entertainment and fun and transform a family walk, lovely to see their happy faces laughing away. Thank you so much for sharing with me on #CountryKids.
Very cute! There is something so fascinating about sticks for kids – my daughter is a bit of a stick collector too, although she’s now decided they’re magic wands 🙂 #countrykids
Do you have a local forest as yours would definitely love the Stick Man Trail, perfect excuse for collecting sticks! #countrykids
This is adorable! Tin Box Tot picks up a stick every now and again but is usually more interested in mud and puddles. I wonder if Tin Box Baby will be a stick or a mud girl 🙂 #countrykids
There is something so basic, yet so fun about a stick. It is lovely seeing children play with sticks and be so fascinated by them, keeps them entertained for hours. Lovely seeing your two children play together like this.
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Sticks are magic aren’t they? Even my fifteen month old loves them. And I always see kids in the park competing to see who can find the biggest. #letkidsbekids
Thias is a brilliant and simple fun activity to do with Kiddo’s. Both my boys live sticks and play for ages with them X #CountryKids
Awww… their laughs are so beautiful! My boy love collecting stick too. #letkidsbekids
My son loves collecting sticks. We line them up on the floor in size order. Great fun #whatevertheweather
Sticks give so much potential for pretend play! I love how both of your children are collectors now. My children love to collect rocks on our outings…they are much heavier to carry around. #LetKidsBeKids
Awww I love the sword fight. What is it with little ones and sticks? Evie is exactly the same. We keep them in the garden sometimes when she refuses to leave them behind and we’re getting quite the collection. It looks like you had a great time. Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather this year and supporting our linky! We really love reading about your family adventures. I hope we see you again next year. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas! xx
Isn’t it strange how much fun they can find is such mundane items. I am a bit disappointed that M hasn’t found a love of sticks yet but I am sure she will. She loves being outdoors but never seems to pick up sticks or cones etc. #whatevertheweather
Aww, that is so sweet! So lovely that they have something in common and can have a good giggle together. Toddler laughs are super cut too! 🙂
Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather, have a fantastic Christmas and New Year 🙂 xx