All of a sudden my five year old has become a grown up. It’s happened right in front of my eyes and I just can’t quite get over it.
Gone are the days of playing Peepo with a blanket and him finding it totally hilarious. No more are the squidgy Lamaze toys. He’s decided only babies play with certain toys, so he’s boxed them up and pushed them onto his little brother. (Except when his little brother plays with them he’s decided that they are in fact still HIS)
In has come LEGO, all those tiny fiddly pieces. Watching Ninjago over Peppa Pig. Grown up role play games, mummies and daddies, ninjas (naturally) and sophisticated story lines that I struggle to follow but him and his friends seem to thrive on.
And with growing up has come a desire to be more like me, like my husband. He wants to copy us, wear the same clothes as us, be a grown up essentially.
This summer he was desperate to have two things to make him just like his Daddy. A tuxedo and a watch. As 2017 rolled to a close he was lucky enough to get both. The wonderful people at ICE Watches sent him the practical and fashionable ICE ola kids watch in blue. To say he was delighted would be an understatement. Then he realised that I had a similar package with a brand new CITY sparkling watch in, and I thought he might explode with how grown up he felt.
The ICE ola watch for kids
Durable to withstand the rough and tumble of five year old life, with plenty of room in the strap as he grows, this is a watch that will see him through learning to tell the time all the way through to secondary school. With clearly set out numbers in a contrasting orange the watch is one that doesn’t scream “this was bought for me when I was five and my parents won’t buy me another while it still works”.
In the meantime, in order to get him practising, he is wearing his watch every day. Showing off to his friends that he has a big boy watch and generally strutting his stuff like a peacock. Even if he does think the time is whatever number the minute hand is pointing at…. still, we’ll get there.
In contrast to the durable, everyday nature of the five year olds Ola watch, my CITY sparkling watch adds the right touch of glitz to my outfits. Whilst we were on our cruise this Christmas I took to wearing each evening. Meaning I could keep a beady eye on the time. Essential for making sure we weren’t late to Kids Club!
Win an ICE ola kids watch
If you have a peacock strutting wannabe in your house here is your chance to win a Junior Ola watch. Follow the steps on the Rafflecopter below to be in with a chance.
Terms and conditions apply, must be UK resident.