Today, I went to the shops to buy my son some new texta pens, as his are all running out.
So, I decided to buy myself, a girly pencil case, as well as some texta pens for me and some for my 5 year old son. I bought a few girly colouring books of Fairies and Rapunzel and a few cute craft things to make with my son.
My son is very ‘crafty’ at the moment and loves writing, drawing and colouring in too and I am encouraging this.
A few weeks ago, I bought some plain cardboard house cut outs (I love the craft shop Riot), with opening doors, and my son I enjoyed drawing and colouring different designs onto them. His are very boy like, very 5 year old, with lots of solid colours, basic windows, as you would expect from a young child. Mine are cute and girly, with pretty curtains, and a teddy bear in the window, butterflies on the walls, birds on the roof and flowers growing up the walls.
This afternoon, we coloured, made some puppets with popsicle sticks, and now he is happily playing puppets, on his pretend TV, we made out of a cardboard box.
It is good to have two good activities going at the same time; playing with my son doing things he loves and soothing and caring for my inner child, at the same time.