Enthusiasm is catching; its uplifting and it’s in bucket loads if you have some new football boots & a park on your doorstep.
The start of the new term heralded the time for my five year old boy to get his first, proper Football Boots. I’ve never spent time in one of those mega sports shops before, and it was challenging to say the least, but the outcome was worth every hour spent there!
The moment he saw the boots he was smitten. They’re bright yellow & to Little Mister they’re gold “Like Usain Bolt’s” winning pair!
Then it was time to find a park.
We’re lucky to be within walking distance of three big parks, so it didn’t take us long to start honing some football skills.
Don’t you just love the imagination of children? According to Little Mister, these football boots transformed his feet into “Gareth Bale’s” (his father is a Spurs fan!). And he wasn’t half bad, even if I say so myself!
We were in the park for hours, despite the summer heat with me & his sister making up the rest of his football squad. Sometimes I was in goal as the two of them passed as a team before shooting. Other times Little Mister was goalie, celebrating elaborately when he saved a penalty, other times it was just him and the ball.
But football boots aren’t just for football. They’re for being an explorer, climbing the tallest rope mountain or for stopping The Bear aka Mademoiselle on the wobbly bridge! *your imagination can take you anywhere!*
It’s times like these that I really do appreciate our move out of London. There are some amazing parks in London & we lived close-ish to Primrose Hill, one of the nicest (in my opinion, anyway) but it’s not the same. Walking to it just wasn’t an option, and the quantity of space available doesn’t match up to out here in Oxfordshire.
Spending time outside doesn’t have to cost oodles of money or be in exotic places. Some of the best places to spent time together and make memories can be literally on your doorstep!
Life is happy & relaxed with golden football boots!
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.