{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #4 – Building Dens

{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #4 – Building Dens

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This week we were able to have Daddy at home with us one day.  I had some upsetting news the day before and was a little in shock so he had arranged to be off and work Saturday instead.  This meant that although the weather was crummy we could have some fun playing with the babies.  In the afternoon we decided as the weather hadn’t perked up to build a den to hang out with the babies in.

This is definitely more Daddy’s forte than mine, although, I could do it, I just struggle getting down on the ground physically with my hips sometimes so it’s easier if James can do it.  I am good at structural planning though.  I could foresee that Daddy’s first attempt with lots of pegs, sheets and a washing maiden was a disaster waiting to happen.  The babies may have been able to fit under, but my dodgy hips and I were not going to have fun.  Also, the babies were able to knock it down too easily.  After many attempts at his grand marquee, he listened to reason and we went with a simple sheets over the tops of dining chairs.  A much taller den, and more structurally sound.  We were all able to get inside and read some stories together.

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I loved how much fun Judah had just chilling inside our tent-like den.  We led down and I made up some stories for him.  His memory is phenomenal, the next day he was telling the girls about our den and retelling them what I had made up the day before.  I hadn’t even remembered the stories, but he did.  It just shows how much they absorb and take in when you step into their world, and just enjoy playing and being with them.

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None of us were properly dressed, we were having such a lazy day.  It was lovely just snuggling in with the babies.  It’s funny how when James was trying to build the den they kept wanting to get in, and were breaking it before it was finalised.  Then as soon as we were snuggled inside with them little miss Eden just kept trying to escape.  They’re still both so little, but we did get to spend an hour playing with them before their concentration and excitement started deteriorating.  We managed to lure Eden back in to have a banana snacktime with her brother but it didn’t last beyond the fruit unfortunately.

This wasn’t our typical ‘ordinary moment’ as it was something we haven’t done with the babies before.  It definitely was however a very ordinary moment, reliving my own childhood and watching my children experience the same excitement I would relish when my siblings and I would recreate something similar.

I know as the babies get older this is something we will be doing more frequently and they will soon not be needing our help.  The time passes far too quickly.  Thanks Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for this linky that reminds me every week to not take for granted our beautiful ordinary, and to soak it all in.  To find out more click on the badge below.

8 thoughts on “{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #4 – Building Dens

  1. Aw we love to build dens here too- it looks like a cosy den and it’s amazing how much fun they are too. Sorry to hear you have had some bad news- I hope you are ok. x

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  2. Building dens is probably the most fun thing to do in the world! I used to love making dens when i was younger, I have such fond memories and my children enjoy this so much too. Hope everything has sorted out with the news you had x

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