Having Nothing to Do is Fun!
Recently I was taking care of Clara late one afternoon. We were watching “Bananas in Pyjamas” for the 99th time and feeling kind of bored. So I asked her if she wanted to drive off somewhere. My suggestion was well received. So we jumped in the car, but I had no clue where to take her. After a few minutes, however, we passed a new JULA warehouse that I hadn’t seen in town before. I decided to take her there.
Well inside we found tons of stuff she thought was fun. And since we didn’t have anything else to do, we strolled around the place for awhile – like 1 1/2 hours – and just had a blast.
You know, this didn’t cost us anything. I think it’s important to have these kind of “activities” that show you can have fun without spending a fortune. For example, Clara was just as excited for this as she was at the amusement park. It’s not hard to make kids happy. The important thing is that whatever you do, you do it together.
Here are some photos I shot with my cell phone:
“I can hear music in these!”
She loved these “worker” clothes
These gloves were super-cool. They had built in flashlights.
She just had to sweep the floor.
Followed by a workout session.
“Look, dad, I caught myself!”
This was actually the only thing Clara asked me to buy for her. Oh dear… should I be worried?
“Please, dad, can I drive this now?”
Back to the workout section.
“This looks fun! What is it, dad?”
“I think it’s used for dogs or cats, Clara.”
“Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!”