Sunny Days and Paddling Pools {The Ordinary Moments}

There is something about water that makes children instantly happy. Our water table has been outside since April and the children get excited whenever they start playing with it. The novelty of it being new has well and truly worn off but they still love it – what kid doesn’t love to play with water?!

But their water excitement has gone up a level since the weather turned nothing short of glorious and we got the paddling pool out. There is something about being able to watch a paddling pool fill up, throw bath toys in it and then jump in too that makes children the happiest they could be.

We only get the paddling pool out for a short time each year but the children love it. They love to practice swimming in it, using it to water the plants and jumping in and out of it as often as possible. The amount of games they create just by using the paddling pool is ridiculous and it has been everything from a boat to a space ship!

So the paddling pool may not last long – only as long as the British weather decides – but whilst it is in the garden it is a very ordinary moment for us. Part of our daily routine and something that adds so much fun but really couldn’t be simpler. It makes a normal day at home something that childhood memories are made of.

Sunny Days and Paddling Pools {The Ordinary Moments}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. How amazing is this weather Donna!!! We have also had the paddling pool out and it is literally my favourite time of the year ever! The kids really enjoy it too don’t they!? xx

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