I don’t mean she packed her bags & left home, I mean she was at the bottom of the garden in a happy mood, but asking to be left alone.
She’s a creative cookie and sometimes you just never know what’s concocting, and we certainly weren’t expecting this.
She imaginatively created an Easter Egg Hunt for us. We were supposed to be meeting friends for a garden Easter Egg hunt but last minute plans (their side) changed things and Little Mister wasn’t too pleased.
So his sister decided to make our own garden Easter egg hunt.
Sometimes her level of thoughtfulness and empathy seems to so outstrip her tender, young years.
She spent all morning painting little and big foam balls for Easter eggs, and she made sure there were equal numbers for all of us.
The it was time to begin. Mademoiselle wanted to share the rules with us. This was her time to flourish, music on quietly in the background *iPad propped on the climbing frame* and her own Easter microphone.
The rules were simple, but she wanted her time to proudly show off her trail triumph. And so she should! She’d used the whole of our garden to hide her painted eggs for us & her brother to seek.
Then we were off – all of us, me, Dadtired & Little Mister.
Little Mister was in his element – anything that involved getting outdoors and food ticks all of his boxes!
Mademoiselle enjoyed instructing us to different part of the garden, giggling as we searched in vain and then hopping with excitement when we found something.
But this really was such a clever & thoughtful little Hunt Mademoiselle had organised.
Dadtired also joined in, as Mademoiselle has portioned out the number of eggs so there were some for each of us to collect.
She also added her own entertainment in the form of bubbles, whilst we searched for the eggs.
And once we’d found our eggs she’d even organised a prize for us all. Handmade eggs she & Little Mister made with nanny, H. As this was ‘her rules’ game the eating of the chocolate eggs was compulsory on the spot!
I’ll admit our garden does take its toll, sometimes especially in the summer with the constant weeding, mowing & watering. And as a City girl turned country lass I do find gardening a challenge.
But then when its used, like today with us all enjoying Mademoiselle’s Easter Egg Hunt it’s all worth it. Our garden becomes an extension of our house, extra safe space for the children to enjoy. Invaluable space.
I hope you had a lovely weekend. Happy Easter!
I’m linking up with Fiona over at Coombemill.com and her #CountryKids linky. It’s a great place to discover ideas about what to do and where to go for kids who enjoy the outdoors!
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.