Looking for the moon had become one of my favourite activities to do with the Robot. Every time we need a bit of fresh air we put on our coats and head outside to look for the daytime moon. The best bit is that now baby Sister is here we can take her with us too!
Since we started looking for the moon in the daytime we rarely spot it but that really doesn’t seem to matter to the Robot. There is way more exciting stuff to see on (consult the health app) the 2000 steps aka a mile walk that we go on.
Eeeks, a mile isn’t actually that long for me but when pregnant and then in recovery, it is the perfect length to go for a toddle. He walks the entire route and runs around the park at the end too, knowing he can manage this without a pick up makes life easier.
Back to the exciting stuff that makes looking for the moon less important… all the blooming drains!
They’ve got letters on them and everything and the Robot knows it, the water ones are his favourite. R for Robot, T for Thomas, A for All clear as the signal goes down, he’s obsessed with alphabet books and has memorised a few off by heart.
Next comes all the berries. It’s just a small bush but look Mummy all the berries!
Followed swiftly by the small dairy farm up the road…
It’s the beauty of where we live, in a town with countryside slotted in perfectly. The farm is nestled in the midst of a housing estate and always has cows milling about in the yard for milking. Along with this, two seen better days tractors and all perfect eye candy for the Robot!! One special occasion the farmer even let us see his new puppies. It’s always a definite treat!!
After the excitement of the farm comes the appropriately named cow track. It being the track the cows get to take to the fields. It appeals to the Robot because one, its down hill and two, loads of stones that make him wobbly. Often covered in cowpat it’s a small boys adventure!!
Almost forgot the windmill…
You can see this wind turbine from almost everywhere we live but the top of the cow track has its best view. Another bonus to looking for the moon. Made better with wind! At the bottom of the hill you the have choices; over the bridge and gate, steps or ramp to canal. I’ll take you down to the canal today.
That bridge, you can go under it! We love to shout echo, clap and scream under bridges. We’re not sure where he’s picked it up from but the Robot says “Lecho”, which I think is cute.
Then it’s the trundle along the canal. This short section provides much entertainment that often finds me dragging the Robot on in search of ducks. He loves throwing sticks and stones in to make splashes but it does take forever!
Just before the park is another bridge full of “lecho” shouting fun. Made more fun by the foot bridge where we scare some locals with our shouts! Then said park, our go to port most days for a run about.
A short walk home later we’ve often whiled away a couple of hours. Lots of fresh air and an energy zapper. All good recipes for a sleepy toddler at the end of the day!!
Have you got your favourite routes to walk with your kids? Do you give them silly names like “Looking for the Moon”?