Sunday, 24 June 2012

Kiddie Friendly Oz

I love being here.  I love it, but it's always so bitter sweet, because I know that at some stage I'm going to have to leave my family again, and that just breaks my heart.  Over and over again.  Guilt sucks.

Anyway, guilt and broken hearts aside, Kalani and I are having a playground-centric time here in Oz.

You know that I'm not good with being a stay-at-home Mum?  Well, it turns out that being on holiday with a toddler is just the same as being a stay-at-home Mum.  You have day after day after day to fill with 'fun' activities for your toddler to partake in, just so they don't go mental and behave like a total monster and wreck your parents house.

Sooooo.... every day we've been waking before the crack of dawn and gone off in search of a fun but safe playground/kiddie zone to entertain Kalani in (actually, the last 2 mornings K hasn't woken up until after 7 - it's excellent.  I'm under no illusion that it'll keep going, but it's excellent while it does).  

We've been to a train museum (where K had a meltdown when it was time to go).

We've been to an excellent playground in New Farm Park that has walkways through parts of the tree (K also had a meltdown here when we wanted him to get off a merry-go-round type contraption).

We've been to another great playground a bit closer to home that has waterways through it (2 meltdowns here - one when I took him out of the water since he was getting soaked, and the second when it was time to go).

We've been to a Koala sanctuary (multiple meltdowns again - the 'lying down on the ground (amongst all the bird poo) and screaming' type).

And we've been to the beach (erm - no meltdown here - how strange - I guess we'll go back there).

And it's been fun.  Lots and lots of fun.  It's been really nice to not have (much of) a time limit imposed on how long we can stay at the playground or the beach.  It's been nice not to have to rush around everywhere dragging K with me.  It's been beautiful to watch him interact with my mum who is probably his bestest buddy in the whole world - they just click together - it's really lovely to watch.

So the rest of our time here will be spent doing more kiddie friendly stuff, and that's fine with me.

Lollipop anyone?

1 comment:

  1. Wish we could join you and experience the melt downs together! A is already in bed at 6:00 PM here. Pete's away and I thought that was the best place for a tantrum...quiet now though. That means he is either sleeping or the rooms destroyed. Eek!