Paarl – The Perfect Kids Playground

Last week, Kurt and I were lucky enough to take the kids on a day tour through the beautiful town of Paarl, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. We got to visit 4 different kid-friendly places in the heart of the Cape Winelands!

It was a real treat for the kids and besides the midday tantrum which Alyssa decided to throw, it was a fun-filled day for the whole family. It was so funny because on the day, she was wearing a t-shirt  which says #nofilter – and that day there really was no filter 🙂

Paarl Kids playground

I think she was just hungry, because as soon as she finished her lovely lunch at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, she was back to her normal self but instead of just saying “Mom, I’m hungry”, the entire lunch sitting had to hear her moans and cries for no particular reason.

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Toddler Tantrums! 

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Whether its the terrible two’s or the transition with the new sibling, I’m not sure but Alyssa is definitely going through a significant change in behaviour.

Listening to Mom and Dad is just not happening, throwing food off her plate, crying for no apparent reason, hanging on Dads ear (literally) whenever she gets a chance, waking up during the night crying and screaming for milk – these are just some of the things which she has been doing lately. We’ve done all we can to make the transition of 2 kids easier for her and we seemed to have made some progress but then life happened. Mom had to spend a week in hospital with baby bro and we were back to square one.

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