Darren’s paternity leave is drawing to an end and next week I will be left alone to deal with two children. It could be very interesting!
Ethan has had three weeks of Daddy time as Darren added some holiday to his leave. This gave me lots of time to start the recovery process, we learnt the hard way from my emergency c section with Ethan, and it also gave Ethan the time to adjust to having his Little Sister around. I know next week will not be plain sailing as Ethan always goes off the rails after having lots of time with Daddy.
I was hoping that during Darren’s paternity leave we would be able to do lots of fun things with Ethan, but my recovery has been harder than I expected it to be. We also have been surrounded by illness and things we had planned to do this week have been cancelled because Ethan wasn’t well enough.
The first two weeks were really about water fun in the garden, Darren was doing lots of running around and we were visited by the midwifes nearly everyday.
There was also lots of trips to the park when Little E needed a break from Ethan’s affections!
We were able to escape to the sea at the start of this week and Ethan made a new friend!
On Thursday we were able to take Ethan to Clacton so that he could go on the rides, this was able to give him his spinning fix.
We were very brave and let Ethan try the swing ride, he had showed interest in this before but we were concerned that he would try to escape whilst it is in motion. We double checked where the harness secured the children and kept our fingers crossed.
Whilst Ethan was on the elephant ride he spotted a ride he would really like to try!
It does a full 360 spin and the seats also spin the full 360! When Ethan reaches the height restriction for this we will have to get very brave or probably avoid Clacton altogether!
Little E had the very important job of keeping the ride tokens safe for her big brother.
No visit to the seaside would be complete without a funny photo!
I’m linking this post to Country Kids over at Coombe Mill.