I can't believe it has been well over a year since I did one of these "while walking" posts. Only up till recently, Alexander had been at the age where he'd get upset if strapped up in a pram for too long yet at the same time he was still too young to take a walk with me. I mean we tried, but it was awful with him refusing to hold my hand and constantly trying to run out onto the road where a car could hit him. Or he would just walk a few steps and then demand "up" and wait to be carried. And trust me, it's not fun walking with a 12 kg load in my arms!
But last week, I tried again. I reasoned, and I explained, I pointed out the many cool things we could see; a pebble, a stick, some red berries growing on the neighbour's tree...and then, I finally got Alex to go for a walk with me in a manageable fashion. So with a bucket in one hand and a spirit of exploration, we walked (and we stopped a lot) and we collected these little bits and pieces of 'treasures'.
Have you been out for a walk lately?