Monday, June 1, 2009

Sand - A Solution To The Te*r*ble Twos

My title has the two asterisks there because Aaron's second year has been pretty good, and, I didn't want to call it "te*r*ble". Of course, I totally understand why two year olds have been given that label and the past year has certainly been challenging but it wasn't all that bad.

Anyway, over the weekend, we went to Penang. This is an island city about 1.5hrs drive from Ipoh. The sole purpose of going there was to let Aaron play on the beach.

As I sat there with him from 8am to 12noon on Sunday, I noticed that I didn't really need to do anything. Mostly, I just sat there, enjoying the view. Occasionally, Aaron would say something to me and I'd answer him. He wasn't all that interested in swimming in the sea so I didn't have to worry about that. It was the easiest 4 hours I've ever spent with him.

If I had known this earlier, I would have planned many more trips to the beach over the past year. Or maybe a sand pit at home!


Tanya said...

I have gotta say the sandpit at playcentre (a New Zealand version of preschool- child driven/parent run)was always one of the most heavily populated places. You couldnt keep my boys out!!

Nap Warden said...

We did the beach this weekend as well. I agree beach parenting is so easy:)

Mike said...

Space out the beach trips so he doesn't get burned out on them to soon.