It was so much fun! I don't know who was more excited, him or me. He was so excited he ate his breakfast, got dressed and even made his bed without being nagged. LOL He did draw the line at brushing his teeth, pointing out to me that pirates don't brush their teeth - to which I told him that's why pirates have black teeth full of holes! - to which he pointed out to me... he'd brush them after he's eaten the chocolate money. OK, deal!
So first pic is my map LOL So I may not be the best drawer, but he's five, and as long as he can regognise a few landmarks in the garden we'd be right. I actually drew a path he had to follow, and marked X's at all the places he'd find treasure, because I wanted to see if he could really follow the map, and because I wanted it to take longer. Keep him entertained for longer.
He happily went and hid in his room while I went outside to hide the treasure. Didn't even peek! Such a good boy. He must have been bursting in there. I had to follow the map I'd made last night, making sure I put the treasure where the X's were on the map. Now that our garden is growing we have lots of little hidey-holes, so that bit was easy.
Time for him to come out. He was grinning like a cheshire cat! He followed the map a little, but I did end up showing him on the map which path he had to take, but he then understood where to go, and went on his own. He had to look high and low... never quite know where the treasure may be ;)
At the end he found a little Pooh Bear treasure chest (something I've had hanging around for years!) Filled with plastic bead necklaces and other glittery things, including a gold card from Teds Cameras LOL. He loves that thing. I don't use it anymore as I don't go there much, but he thinks its his 'credit card'.
Mmmmm yummy loot! They had a few pieces each, then we put them away for later, and they had some more, hidden in their icecream for dessert tonight. Ethan's I unwrapped first! Notice Ethan's top... that was clean on 15 minutes earlier! Thank goodness for Nappisan.
After this we headed down to Mornington for the Australia Day festivities. He carried the treasure map with him the whole time, and has hardly put it down all day.
I think we have a winner. He wants to do it again, but this time I have to dig a hole to put the treasure in.
Tonight Brett took them both down the the beach for a play before dinner. They should sleep well tonight!