We’ve not been to the local Point to Point races for some time. Often it’s been raining, or the OH’s been too busy on the farm, or simply we had N and there were other things to do. But lots of our farming friends go as well as family, so it’s always a bit of a social occasion rather than being really into the racing itself.
Having beautiful weather this bank holiday (as well as having a free parking pass), made it worthwhile checking out, especially as the OH was going to take an afternoon off work.
It was packed out. We didn’t bother with the pushchair, as N will only then want to walk, so he did get carried a bit because it was so busy and he’d have got swamped. He needs to start walking a bit faster as well, because others just whizz by him.
I took him right up to where the horses were in the ring before the races which he quite liked (until a strange man next to us started talking about his dog predicting the winners), we bumped into various family members, wandered round the few stalls, and caught up with some friends.
Unfortunately there’s not an awful lot for a toddler to do at the races. Mostly it’s standing around talking to other farmers, so N spent a lot of time sat at people’s feet.
An ice cream from Grampy is always an essential part of going to the races although N’s never too sure about how to eat one so he just had some of mine.
Considering he must have been bored a lot of the time, he was a little star. He loved watching the people, the dogs and just being with his dad, as it’s a rare occasion the three of us manage to go out together.
It was great to spend a lot of time outside as well today – I’m always relieved he’s generally happy to have sun lotion put on and likes wearing his sun hat, otherwise I’d have been panicking as it really was a beautiful bank holiday Monday. I think N and we will be sleeping well this evening.
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