This weeks The Gallery theme chosen by Tara at Sticky Fingers is Playtime.
I think everyone, whatever their age, enjoys playtime. Since having Burton it has been great playing with toys again,making silly faces, blowing raspberries, rolling around on the floor and just generally being a kid again! Such great fun and happy moments with lots of laughter and learning.
Burton's favourite playtime though is at bath time. To start with he did not like the water at all and screamed!
However, since he was a few weeks old we have given him a bath almost every night as part of his bedtime routine. After a few more weeks we got him used to having water splashed on his face and lying in the water, to give him confidence and to not fear water.
Well it soon became clear that he loved bath time and water and some times it has been hard to get him out of the bath!! Sometimes I think Daddy and I have got more wet than he has from all the splashing and kicking....and the floor.....the window blinds.....and the baby changing unit!!
This has helped with us introducing him to swimming at the local pool he loves it! He splashes about, gets dunked and sits on edge of the pool and pushes himself into the water! We have been taking him since he was 6months old and other swimmers have marvelled at how confident he is in the water.
Now at bath time we have to fill it so full of toys and the baby product bottles, I am surprised Burton has any room to enjoy the bubbles! He sits up one minute, lies on his front splashing furiously the next and more recently has started trying to stand up!! The whole time laughing and smiling.
Here are a couple of recent bath time play time photos
He loves either the taps or shower being run so he can play with the flowing water!
Playtime is the best time:fact!