This afternoon in honour of thinking about the summer holidays me and the girl got together with a bit of help from holiday website On the Beach and created our very own little bit of summer in the house. The vest came off. The thick tights were chucked in the washing basket and the sunglasses were dragged out of the 'miscellanious' box in her wardrobe. We turned our playroom into a super sunny brummy beach!
Whilst the girl was at pre-school I nipped to the local high street and got my hands on some bits and bobs to make our beach feel a bit more summery. Obviously I got a few buckets and spade. As well as a comedy giant inflatable ring (which to be honest looked more Blackpool than the Caribbean). I laid out the beach towel and let her don her finest summer hat. Where is the sand I hear you say? The sand is still in the shop. I am not insane. There was no way I would have sand in my house! With a rabid dog and a two and four year old? Save that for the garden when the weather is better.
My girl loved drinking out of her 'cocktail' (squash) and Daddy even brought her some ice cream in after her very summery (ahem) tea of spag bol. It was a fab indoors activity to do and hey next time I may even let them do messy play with water (NOT SAND). Thanks to On the Beach for contributing to buy all our beach bits and bobs and if you are starting to think about your summer holiday check out their site here.