What we learned from our walk today
1. When Mum says “It’s winter and the wind is cold, put on a warm jacket” she means it and it’s not a good idea to put on a thin sweater/jersey.
2. When Mum says “This is the last toilet before we go on our walk – there isn’t another toilet until we complete the walk!” we should take up her invitation to use the toilet.
3. Apparently the martians that plague Lynn from For Love or Funny visit NZ too. My Boy is convinced the writing we found on the dirt banks is “martian writing.”
3. It is extremely important to listen for walkers and joggers that are coming up behind us so we can move out of the way because they are going fast and we are walking slowly.
4. When presented with small pathways that look like only goats can scamper along them, small children will be attracted to them like magnets and get stuck when the tracks run out.
5. Even if your children are school-aged, they will still not be able to go on a walk without stopping at every bench, looking at every rock, climbing every tree, and filling their pockets with shells and “treasures” so that a 40 minute walk lasts an hour and a half. Not even if they are “busting” for a toilet.
force highly encourage children to use toilet at the beginning of the base track regardless of what they say next time!!