Like most children, N loves the simple things in life. Just going to the park so he can ride his bike or scoot and he’s happy. The other day he requested a park trip, so we headed there for a spring walk, with me hoping I’d get to photograph blossom.
I was disappointed there wasn’t more blossom in our local park. Just the one lopsided bush amongst the boughs of a tree. Other people walking past must have thought me very odd, standing ‘in’ a tree to take photos of flowers!
We had a few stop points on the walk for photos, questions and bridge walking (or sitting). Then we headed up to the playground.
We were surprised to see a big Oxfordshire County race about to start. N had lots of questions about the runners and their gear while he was playing.
What are they queuing up for? Why do they all need the toilet?
Why are they wearing bags?
That mummy is running.
N loves the playground. He does his own ninja warrior course, and finally looks like he’s getting the hang of swings. Although it was slow going which he moaned about. And from my point of view, his leaning was a little dicey. But hopefully after a few practises he’ll be able to swing alone.
We then realised the race was going to start soon and needed to get out before they did. A quick walk and scoot back up the main path along the river, and we heard the starter klaxon. It was strange how as the race started all the walkers and cyclists seemed to have disappeared to get out the way because it had been fairly busy as usual. We couldn’t work out which way they’d be running, so headed onto the bridge to avoid being swamped by them.
See the race go past was interesting – it certainly provoked a lot of questions from N about how fast they’d go, whether they’d be all in one race, who goes faster men or women at different levels and more.
Then as quickly as they’d arrived, the path was clear again and we could head off home. There’s always something going on in the park to watch, whether it’s dog training, running or just other people around. I’m sure we’ll be back through the summer with N’s bike or scooter again.
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