Call me naive, but I never realised how much competition surrounded entertaining the nursery teddy. It’s a stuffed toy after all!
But some parents go to great lengths with expensive day trips in order to make their teddy report the most exciting in their child’s class.
It’s all well and good if you have the spare pennies to make these adventures happen, but in the Tin Box household we decided to keep our few days with the Tot’s nursery teddy, Eddie, simple. He accompanied us on a pre-planned weekend away in the caravan and a free visit to the ruins of the medieval Bishops Waltham Palace in Hampshire. We got some fun photos of Tin Box Tot sharing a budget adventure with Eddie and didn’t have to spend a penny on top of what we would have otherwise during the weekend.
Eddie enjoys a bit of Tin Box relaxing
Eddie and TBT visit Bishops Waltham Palace
They don’t think much of the Palace carpets
Eddie takes in the views. Above…
And below ground
And after an exciting day, has a chill out in Tin Box’s bathroom
Here’s some ideas for budget experiences for your nipper’s nursery or school mascot:
Have a teddy bears picnic in your garden or inside. Teddy is bound to love meeting all the other cuddly toys of the house
Take teddy on a trip to the supermarket where he can help with the weekly shop
Go to the park for some free fun on the play ground or a game of football. Teddy might find a hidden talent in goal
Visit some relatives or a friend’s house. Teddy can show off his impeccable manners as a house guest
Have teddy help you make a cake and take it into nursery/school for all his friends to try.
If that last idea is not a winner, I don’t know what is!!
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I like it, but I know there are plenty of mums out there not so secretly envying you :)
Wednesday 19th of November 2014
That doesn't sound boring at all. Taking Marvin to see his relatives is a stroke of genius :)
Monday 17th of November 2014
Oh this is brilliant! we don't have school mascots or anything like that here. What a shame! should be compulsary... :-)#mummymondayscarsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk
Lisa Cornwell (mummascribbles)
Monday 17th of November 2014
We've been through this twice now! Both times were really soon after he started each of his nurseries and I felt like our weekends were reeeeally boring compared to others! We did take Marvin the meerkat to see the meerkat's at a nearby animal place! Otherwise we were in the car, in the pushchair or in sainsburys! They did have a little tea party at my mum's though!
Wednesday 12th of November 2014
Sorry Melody! A trampoline picnic and playing the piano do sound like fun though :)