Hayden gave me a great Father’s Day! I got a card and presents from him (he got me golf lessons as he think he is already better than me – probably true!!). Then Hayden and I went to the splash park together to have some father/son time. We are lucky in that we have two splash parks within walking distance of our house (but we drive of course – this is America after all!!).
At the first park he was excited when he first got there, but then when he saw the water he started to get a little apprehensive. He was following this girl around and just starting to get comfortable, and he followed her over to one of the water toys that was just gently spraying out water, then out of nowhere it started spraying really hard and knocked Hayden off his feet!! He of course starting crying and then, justifiably so, wasn’t really very interested in the water anymore! We hung around and played on some of the dry climbing frames but largely started away from the water.
The second water park was a little more friendly for him as the water sprays weren’t as violent. Poor pouring water rather than spraying water. However he kept leaving his toys around for other boys to find, and kept trying to take other kids toys who didn’t want to give them up, and then by that point the kids that had his toys didn’t want to give them up either 😀 So lots of distraction techniques but it all worked out fine.
He did a great job telling me it’s was daddy’s day! That was very cool 🙂 I figured “father’s day” might be too much of a mouthful so told him today was daddy’s day and he kept repeating it! I liked that a lot!
Later on we just went for Pizza and Beer before bedtime!! Shame it only comes around once a year.