Country Kids: a simple walk

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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.

We set off. Bin day meant that the 4yo had his ‘job’ to do – clearing the pavement for me and the buggy :)

There are already some impressive piles of leaves to crunch through, an opportunity that couldn’t be passed up!

The fun with sticks began with drawing pictures in the dirt outside the 7yo’s school while we waited. It continued with epic sword fights at each pole and tree that we passed on the way back home!

Of course, no walk would be complete without some jumping – preferably off something, thankfully in this case not very high!

His enthusiasm continued all the way back home.

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!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

28 thoughts on “Country Kids: a simple walk”

  1. Oh what a fabulous post Sara, look at his wee face, you do make very adorable children. I love him clearing up the bin lids out of your path, how sweet is that. I’m loving the leaves too, I suspect you will all be having loads of New England Fall fun over the coming weeks xx

    1. Thanks Nichola – I think they’re pretty cute, but I am biased :) He loves helping out, moving the bins out of the way is a key thing for him, he has to be the one to do it!
      The leaves are going to be amazing – wait till you see the piles we get in our garden :)

  2. I love all the questions. I sometimes wonder if they plan huge lists, as sometimes they don’t seem entirely connected. You have a lovely walk to school. Especially when its coated in gorgeous coloured leaves. My boy always seems to find a stick wherever he goes. Very useful things.

    1. Sticks are just the best aren’t they?! The questions are amazing – you might be right about preparing the lists, because I often wonder how on earth he gets from one topic to the next – it completely confuses me at times :)

  3. Kriss MacDonald

    It’s lovely how your son is so inquisitive and has great imagination (and energy) that a walk to school becomes a complete adventure for him.

  4. What a great post Sara. Leaf kicking is just brilliant, I still love it! Sounds like the 4 YO had a great especially taking on that important bin moving job! I love their imaginations, just wonderful. Well done looking after so many children!

  5. 76 sunflowers @MelkshamMum

    I loved autumn in New England many years ago! Lovely pictures of your little one and what a lovely school walk :)

  6. What great fun your son is having! Lots to do and see on the way to school – children love to have a stick to play with, they have such fab imaginations and are creative in their play. Lovely pictures of both your son and the great autumnal colours, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  7. All the things that keep us busy on our walks too! They do get so much even out of the simplest walks. Autumn is providing us with so many little adventures already with all the leaves and sticks!

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