What we learned from our walk today

Today the children and I walked around a local sleeping mountain that is a popular walking/jogging track. Here’s what we learned.

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.”

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.

Canada is somewhere very far that way.

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.

Mental note: force highly encourage children to use toilet at the beginning of the base track regardless of what they say next time!!


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8 responses to “What we learned from our walk today”

  1. susan says :

    let me add….when Mum says, there will be no more food until we get back, AND i’m not taking my wallet, AND we are not stopping at Coffee Club for a fluffy when we get back to the surf club, she actually means it. No matter how hard you look you will not find a bag or chips or an eftpos card on her person.

    • Broot says :

      Youbetcha!! In my case, since I did bring food with me, it was “we are not stopping at McDonald’s, Copenhagen’s Ice Cream, or a dairy!!”

  2. Aleta says :

    I had to laugh at the toilet comment. And thought the martian writing was creative 🙂

    I LOVE that picture of the two of them “looking off towards Canada” – great perspective shot! The pictures tell stories 🙂

  3. Teje says :

    Hello! That looks so wonderful place for a trip! I’m sorry I haven’t visited you for a while – just too many things going around me. I saw you miss piano! Me too – the ral one!
    Best wishes! Teje

  4. Jenn @ You know...that Blog? says :

    Love it 😀

    For wee One, I just preface anything that will take time like this with the reminder that “Mommy’s always right”, and instruct her what needs to be done. “GO PEE.” It helps that I’ve convinced her that my hand is a scanner, and by scanning her belly I can always tell if she has pee that’s ready to come out. Wondering how long it will take her to realize…

  5. Jenn @ You know...that Blog? says :

    Ugh. Instruct her *on* what needs to be done. I’m tired.

  6. eof737 says :

    Love the pictures and yes, it is important to get the wee ones to pee before hand… Brings back memories. 🙂

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