In the blink of an eye that tiny precious little bundle that you bought home helpless and solely dependant on you will pass each wonderful milestone at such speed, that before you know it they will have become a teenager launching out and becoming their own independant person.
My number one is nearing her eighteenth birthday and is now her own person with her own interests that take her away from the family home alot. This means it is really important to set some time aside to have a good catch up and for her younger siblings to spend some quality time with which we all love.
Our best option is somewhere the little ones will be kept occupied so we can have a natter and most importantly to any teenager free wifi!!
We picked a newly opened play cafe in Coulsdon called Mother Kitty’s. The disused football changing rooms on Rickman Hill recreation ground have been lovingly restored to create a cosy soft play cafe with a vintage twist perfect for the under 5’s.
The play area hosts a large slide with a cute little play house tucked underneath, a mini climbing wall, ball pit and a sectioned off area to stop the littlies getting squished. The cafe serves a good selection of sandwiches and cakes with a babychino at a bargain price of 25p. This will definitely be a regular haunt for our catch ups from now on.
All played out and on our way back from the school run tonight number three had noticed that the evenings were getting lighter, which lead us to a discussion about the start of spring and what that entails.
Once indoors with our chat in mind and looking at my vase of yellow crysanthemums in the kitchen I decided to get the children involved on some still life painting using the beautiful flowers as inspiration. There were certainly a personal twist on their creations but the thought was there.