Days Out With Daddy {The Ordinary Moments}

I have spoken a few times now about how we have a working/childcare arrangement that works for us as a family although it doesn’t give us a huge amount of time together. I often work on Hubby’s days off and on days where Hubby and I are both working his lovely parents look after the children.

There are days when I’ll take the kids out whilst Hubby is at work and there are days when Hubby takes the kids out whilst I’m at work. Friday was one of those days. I was at work and LP was off school for the last proper day of the Easter holidays so Hubby took the children to the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth for the day, somewhere we have annual passes for and where the children love going.

Days Out With Daddy {The Ordinary Moments}

The children love looking at the ships, pretending they’re pirates and just having so much space to run around and explore. Hubby loves the history but more than that he just loves time with the children. I’m sure it often feels like he’s always at work and both him and the children really appreciate time together.

Days Out With Daddy {The Ordinary Moments}

It’s bittersweet for me, being sent pictures of the children having a harbour tour and seeing their favourite ships. The children and Hubby had such a lovely day and it was just sad that I couldn’t be there too, to look at the boats, hold LP’s hand and give Little Man a carry cuddle when he couldn’t walk anymore.

Days Out With Daddy {The Ordinary Moments}

But instead I was at work. The children always say they don’t want me to go to work in the morning but I know that it’s short lived – out of sight, out of mind and soon they were having a grand adventure with their Daddy. I love knowing that even when I’m at work the children are having the best of times and making memories with the best man in their life.

Days Out With Daddy {The Ordinary Moments}


  1. April 10, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Looks like they had a fab day out with their daddy. There is something special about a daddy day out, I know my girls love it when daddy takes them somewhere, even just to the park x

  2. April 10, 2016 / 7:33 am

    I always feel so lucky when I hear or read people saying that their partners would never take the kids out alone – my husband relishes his chance to take them all out.
    I remember getting pics of Charlie having fun when I was at work and whilst a tad bittersweet wanting to be there, I also loved that he had so many fun opportunities and wasn’t just sat indoors all day

  3. April 10, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I always used to feel the same when hubby used to take the children out without me. It’s one of those funny things though, I feel sad now that he can’t do it anymore. I have to say, your hubby takes fabulous photos too!

  4. April 10, 2016 / 8:49 am

    It sounds like they had some quality time with their daddy and a great day out. I always feel a bit left out when my girls do something on their own with their dad even if I’ve requested it!

  5. April 10, 2016 / 9:01 am

    We’ve never been there before although don’t live far from it, we really must go. We both work full time with Saturday’s and Sunday’s off so life to have big adventures. Happy Sunday x

  6. April 10, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I love this Donna and I can totally relate – I work every Sunday so I also miss out on a lot of fun times with my husband and son. Alfie loves it though because Michael will always take him somewhere fun, like swimming, the park, soft play and they’ll always go to my in-laws house. Whilst I feel incredibly grateful that Michael is such a hands on Daddy and Alfie has a fantastic relationship with him, I do find it so hard that I miss out on so much. We only have a Saturday together which is usually pretty hectic, but I’m really trying hard to make it our family day to enjoy. xx

  7. April 10, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    As you know, I think it’s so important for our children to have ‘daddy time’. Daddies do things differently and I think often get pushed out of the picture when mum is around. That’s the way it is in our house, anyway. Lovely post Donna. Kids look like they’re having a fab time! X

  8. April 10, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    It sounds like they had a lovely day out together. I am the same, we generally don’t have much time apart which we are very lucky about, but if I am ever off anywhere on my own and my husband has the kids I end up wishing I was with them instead of wherever I am! xx

  9. April 10, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Lovely post,my ordinary moments are also about a day out with Daddy. They are quite rare in our house as I do most of the childcare but when it does happen my girls love daddy time. Xxx

  10. April 11, 2016 / 5:21 am

    Aww I bet they had an awesome time with their Daddy – so much fun! I think Little Man’s hair colour is changing a bit? He looks like a little blondie here x x

    • April 11, 2016 / 8:14 am

      His hair goes darker and then we get it cut and it goes really blonde and straw like! x

  11. April 11, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    They look like they are having a ball. How nice that they get this special time with their Daddy. I always wish I was with my family in this situation too x

  12. April 13, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Aww that’s just brilliant! I hope the Robot gets to go on days out with his Daddy one day. He’s all too little now though. I know they will go one day, he is jus my too dependent on me! He’s taken some great photos!

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