My kids pretty much live in the garden, outside of winter. As soon as my daughter gets home from school, we all head out there. It’s not a very big garden, especially considering our 1970s outbuilding, but it’s fine for our small family. We have a trampoline and a slide. I don’t want any more toys out there as I think it is important for kids to figure out how to have fun using their imaginations.
One day, my kids will be at an age where they have to come home and do homework. Or else they’ll want to watch television or play video games. But for now, they play. Sometimes even with each other. Moozles, who is newly six, likes practicing cartwheels and head stands. Dubz, who is barely two, tries to copy his big sister. I sit down and watch them, resting before they call me to join them on the trampoline. My heart is happy.