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Thursday, 7 May 2020

'Sometimes a little thing you do gives happiness to someone. So never stop doing little things'. Anurag Prakash Ray

In the lockdown school holidays, one child 'camped' around the house. Making tents under tables or behind the lounge, she slept on beanbags or blow up matresses or a myriad of other make shift bed materials. Each night before bed there was an industrious building of a cubby before settling down for sleep.

I decorated the surrounds with the vine fairy lights, so she was 'in the wild'.

It was silly.
It was funny.
It made the 'holidays' different to the last 2 weeks of lock down school in the exact same place.

In these strange days, small things are becoming everything.

Make that exotic cocktail.
Read in the sunshine.
Dress up for zoom.
Do whatever you need to in order to make it a little less dull, Find things to differentiate the days.

Take care, and enjoy what you can.

Linking with #Lifethisweek

As an aside, someone shared this article on FB.  There was apparently emotional and scientific reasoning behind the action...





28 comments:

  1. I've got the cocktail thing down pat.

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  2. I thought it was a robot at first heheh! ;-)

    Have a campsafetastic week 😷😷😷

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  3. Love your posting. and I love your takeoff of Marice Sendek "Where the wild things are"

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  4. Sorry to be so late visiting - it's been a busy few days!

    Fun! I like the idea :)

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  5. Love this - nice to see creativity to cope with covid.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-surprise-visitor.html

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  6. Sounds very fun. Reminds me of when mine were little and loved to have the blanket over two chairs or tables to get under or makeshift boxes. Have a good week.

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  7. My sister and I used to do this when we were little. It was grand fun.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  8. Small things are what makes life enjoyable. What a great imagination!

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  9. Only boring people get bored! Such wonderful ideas to amuse the little ones (as well as the grown-ups), Lydia.
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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  10. Oh gosh I remember how much fun making indoor tents was (for my grandkids, kids, and even wayyy back to my own childhood ... some things never change! A great idea for your youngster to “camp out” .... activating his imagination. I like your suggestions for the grownups too ! We need to keep our creativity going too!

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  11. Interestingly, a friend posted this - apparently it was a good for mental health activity. Who knew?! https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/05/18/why-kids-love-building-forts-why-experts-say-they-might-need-them-more-than-ever/?fbclid=IwAR2bkwrrGljHaKXKKwsduGn4rgUe6X3IBmfxMY7smy24ftKJtKVdYDmq7rc

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  12. Camping and cocktails sounds like the ideal thing to do to cheer us all up. I might let mine do the camping, and dig out a drink! Thanks for sharing with #stayclassymama

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  13. Oh yes, absolutely loving this, so true! Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS, hope you'll join in again next time! x

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  14. We slept out in the garden in our tent and have been trying to have special experiences despite the limitations. Small things can be especially magical for children so it is important to encourage wonder. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  15. 'Small things are becoming everything' - so true and an approach to life that's kept me going through all this often negative change.

    SSG xxx

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  16. I've had to start taking more care in how I dress each day and putting on a little make up because being a sloth in daggy clothes and no makeup was making me depressed. I've also been having a Bailey's on ice around 5pm which is a little something I look forward to each day. xo

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  17. I love it. It truly is the little things that make magic.

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  18. I have definitely been making those cocktails!

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  19. That is so true. I dressed up and put make up for a zoom meeting. It felt great! :-)
    #kcacols

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  20. Far too much champagne going on for me.
    A big yes to dressing for the video meetings
    And YAY MUM for the fairy lights

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  21. It is the small things isn't it Lydia? In the school holidays my grandsons and I built a tent in the lounge room. Another day my eldest grandson collected all the stuffed animals and made a Wildlife park. I had to be a visitor and visit all the animals. I love it when they use their imagination. #lifethisweek

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  22. Love the idea of camping around the house! I think it's a time when we are all getting creative. Although for me, lockdown days were just routine - one day at a time. I really hope we don't have lockdown 2.0 here because I have nothing left to give...

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  23. Such fun camping around the house - I love that idea!! It's imagination at its best. My nearly 2 year old granddaughter has taken to talking into a small pack of tissues as if it's a phone! She rings everyone and chats away, so cute!! #lifethisweek

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  24. Oh so important Lydia - making the small things into big things, into important things... (and realising the important things are usually small things!).

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  25. Really good for you to make more fun for the fam as you did and your daughter will always remember "camping around the house". Thank you so much for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is "whatever you choose" because I am focussing on Head and Neck Cancer: 29/51 Your Choice. Mine is: World Head & Neck Cancer Day. 20.7.2020. Hope to see you there. Take care, Denyse.

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