You know what beats walking along Parramatta Rd to get to the park to blow off those late afternoon cobwebs? A walk in the countryside, collecting wood and twigs for kindling for the fire. The girls love to do this – I mention it and they are like puppies when they see their leads to go “walkies”. Seriously.
We walk up the road a little way, stop and gather, snap and stick in the box. Simple really. Harper carries her own special basket for the occasion and collects with winiest sticks that are not really much help. And Daisy usually has her shoes on the wrong feet (again) because she can’t get out the door quick enough.
We get home, set the fire, watch Playschool reruns at 4.30, light the fire and our night begins. It’s my most favourite time of day.