I am so excited about the clocks going forward and the onset of spring. I love the switch. I was watching my 3yo son run round the garden in just a jumper and pants last week and thinking being inside with children in the Winter is such a ridiculous drain on energy. I started a mental list of all the ways we will save energy this spring.
Being outside means less tidying inside, fewer toys strewn across the carpet, fewer incidents of lego related foot injuries, fewer opportunities to empty every box in the playroom in pursuit of a toy that was ‘donated’ to Oxfam months ago. Switch this for the park, the garden, sand, water, leaves and mud.
Being outside means eating outside more, swap hoovering and sweeping for feeding the birds.
Free range kids means less time spent breaking up arguments, cooking up games and debating what to do. Switch this for just pottering. Children always seem a million times more at home outdoors to me.
More sun means switching SAD for Vitamin D, more seratonin, more energy, more happy people.
Being outside means switch rising energy prices for less heating, less electronic devices, less television, less lights, less energy consumption.
Happy Spring 🙂
The picture was taken in Delamere Forest Cheshire, where I am very much looking forward to The Spellbound Forest this May. It’s an event for families around telling English fairy tales through performance, music, visual art and dance.