I am trying my best not to spoil my children with toys. Meaning I don’t want them to think that whenever they want a toy, their daddy will nod his head and purchase it like a yesman.
Confession: It’s not easy to do that. But most of the time, I will refrain myself from buying toys unless I think it’s a good buy: a useful toy that has educational values at affordable price (value for money and cheap are two different species). Anyway, it’s based on my own judgment and my wife’s to decide what toys to buy.
Yesterday, we bought a tent for our kids. In fact, we thought of getting one some time back and we were thinking that the tent we used during our university days could be passed down to them. But the tent is only for outdoor use. That’s why our children had no chance to “play” the tent until we bought it yesterday.
It’s a very simple tent with an igloo-looking design. And it’s easy to set up, it took me about 4 minutes to do so. We put it in the living room.
Then, it was the moment my wife and I were waiting for. The laughter from our children when the tent is ready for them. Immediately, the two little campers started moving toys and pillows into the tent. And they happily lied down in the tent as though they were in the forest. I “handycammed” the moment.
As for the video, it’s always fun to watch, for us and for the kids. Tell you what, just watching the video is another great activity we can do together with kids. And you can hear another laughter, guaranteed, when they see themselves having fun on TV.
But I digress… back to the tent.
This was one of the rare moments for the two to play together without fighting… as sibling jealousy is still brewing in them at the time of writing. I hope that the newly purchased tent could bring them together and improve the bonding between the sister and brother.
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