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The weather has been a bit mixed this week, and after two very busy weekends (a weekend at Storyland followed by a weekend looking after our friends son and daughter, all credit to those that have five kids…!?) we’ve all been a bit tired and grumpy.
I *whispers* fell asleep on the sofa yesterday while the wee girl was napping…
In an effort to wake myself up a bit, the 4yo (who had a half day from school) and I left a bit early for the walk to his big brother’s school, so we could take our time and have a bit of fun along the way.
Never one to pass up an opportunity to run around, play with sticks and look for stones, the 4yo jumped at the suggestion.
I love this.
He approaches everything with such excitement – he becomes completely absorbed in his games. He walks home having imaginary sword fights, finding treasure, battling with baddies, telling me endless stories, coming up with theories on life, the universe and everything, asking me what grass is made of, if he is squishy under his skin, why the leaves are crunchy.
I try my absolute best not to resort to ‘just because’ to his constant questions!
The weather is definitely turning, coats and gloves are now needed in the mornings. But, the afternoons (when it’s not raining!) are still warm. A lovely start to the autumn, and we will continue to make the most of it.
[And, just in case you were wondering, he doesn’t generally wear a shirt to school – but when he gets himself dressed in the mornings he likes to be smart, and I’m not going to argue with that :)]
I am linking up with the wonderful Coombe Mill’s Country Kids as usual :) Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!