When I heard there was a pop-up park with a 100m long waterslide, wild horses couldn’t have kept me away.
“C’mon”, I said to the kids. “It’ll be fun”.
I don’t know who was more excited – me or them. After our failed outing to the Monster Slide festival the year before, I couldn’t wait to have a go. As we lined up for our first slide of the day, the kids turned to me and asked why all the other Mums weren’t lining up in their togs.
Looking around I realised that out of the 50 or so adults there, I was the only one getting ready to launch myself head first down the side of a hill armed with nothing more than a rubber ring and a smile on my face.
To be honest the idea of visiting a waterslide park and NOT having a slide myself never crossed my mind. After all, why should the kids have all the fun?
Having fun with our kids is important. Not only do we create memories to share and stories to tell, we also show our kids that having fun isn’t just something we allow them to do, it’s something we can all do together.
Our kids must think being a grown up is a serious business – full of pressure and stress, and the word ‘No’. By taking the time to have fun – their kind of fun – we can let them know that being a grown up doesn’t mean the fun has to end.