I was very fortunate to have all four of my Grandparents until I was 11 and received a childhood which was filled with traditional play such as board games, going to the beach to build sand castles or look for Groatie Buckies (small shells), making Christmas/Mother’s Day/Father’s day cards, baking, story time etc
I do not take this time for granted and want to give Archie a taste of the more traditional play as he grows up. It will not be easy as we’ll be competing with technology which was not around when my husband and I were young, but it will be so worthwhile as he will, hopefully, have fond childhood memories to look back on, rather than just remembering what his favourite videogame was.
Yes, some may say that I am a sentimentalist and not realistic, but I don’t care. I just want our son to be happy.