Welcome back to my weekly diary post of my Fridays with Kipper. Each week I document our adventures on the run up to him starting school. You can find the series here – Our Fridays.

A Year of Mudpie Fridays – Week 6

When I asked Kipper what he wanted to do this week he requested the park. He wants the big park which to him is the one in Tilgate with the metal tube slide. However the weather has been pants still and I didn’t really want to stand around in the rain so we compromised. Instead we went to an inside inflatable park which we have been to before.

This time he was less interested in the slides and more interested in the ball pit. Initially he wanted me to go in with him. But then he was quite content trying to cover himself up with the balls. I got a lovely little piece of video of him throwing himself under the balls. He then realised that he could throw them at me before sinking back underneath them. He was engrossed in his own little world. It is the first time I have seen him content on his own and I was looking from the outside in.

After we played with the giant lego bricks building a tower as tall as we could possibly make it first with single bricks and then double. He was happily playing until a pair of little girls decided to join in with the game play and then consequently knocked them flying.  Queue  an upset three year old. I have really noticed him flying off the handle at the littlest thing the last few days. But if you ignore it or force a distraction then tears go almost as quickly as they arrive. I vaguely remember Monkey being a little similar at this age. I am really looking forward to our time away together at the end of the month.

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22 Comments

  1. Emma England Reply

    Sounds like you had a lovely day. My son is almost three and he also flys off the handle at the smallest of things.

  2. Looked like fun. My grandson was like this at Kippers age I think it’s a phase they go through. He looks happy in the ball pit

  3. Sounds like you had a really awesome day. I wonder if my nephew would like a ball pit. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  4. Alessia Marciano Reply

    He must enjoy it! <3 It amazing how to spend time with kid makes us feel better. I think this time is very important and of course it amazing to hear that you guys had a beautiful day together! 🙂

    • My BFF’s daughter is the same age as upper son. She has her meltdowns rather quickly too. Must be the age!

  5. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) Reply

    ooh, I love the photo in a pool of balls! They always look fun, and I’m happy for you for having a blast this year.

  6. It looks you have awesome day with your son and he enjoys playing balls. My nephew loves playing ball pits and playing outside too 🙂

  7. A great way to spend quality time) you’ve made a day – adventure for all of you) enjoy every day in the same kind of positive way)

  8. It’s a big deal when the Legos get knocked down. I remember that well with my own kiddos. 😉 I’m glad you had a wonderful day out.

  9. There is something magical about ball pits. Also keep us in the loop of your end of the month trip!

  10. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    Beautiful – really enjoying reading all your adventures

  11. Gemma Hendry Reply

    my daughter is 3 and she definately has her moments of being over emotional and getting upset at silliest things lol

  12. Shelley Jessup Reply

    I still love the ball pit!! Apparently I used to a right diva when I was a child & didn’t want to leave the ball pit!

  13. Sean Eccles Reply

    I love seeing your blog posts the boys are such a delight you must be proud

  14. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Lovely picture its getting to cold lately I don’t mind spring and autumn weather but it gets a bit chilly especially if its windy

  15. Debbie Skerten Reply

    Looks great fun. It’s hard to keep the kids amused with this weather and they do tend to get frustrated with their little selves.

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