I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:
It’s all too easy for us, as adults, to forget that every little thing is a source of discovery and wonder for a toddler.
Even something as simple as a walk in the park can be as interesting and fun as an expensive trip to a local museum or a fee-based play space.
You don’t even need a fancy park with a big playground and all that. Any patch of grass, preferably with a tree, will do.
Then let them run! Let them explore!
Take the money you would’ve spent on admission somewhere and put it toward a surprise card for a friend or a small token of appreciation for a mentor … or even a glass of wine for yourself—you deserve it!
If you have a dog, bring her along, too. Then you can check that daily dog walk off of your to-do list, while rewarding your furry friend for all the health benefits she provides for you and your family. Win. Win.
And remember: Sometimes a toddler’s perspective can be just the filter we need to see the world anew. Enjoy the view …