Sunday, 3 October 2010
There's nothing as satisfying as a good old family walk. However any one with young children will know that often family walks come with much moaning, need for wee's, falling in cowpats etc and I've mentioned before how we like to give the walk a focus in order to keep the children's minds away from all the thing they could think of to whinge about.
At this time of year there are so many wonderful leaves around that leaf collecting is an obvious task, but today Hubby and Boy started the family off on a quest for conkers. It's a great school boy game and we spent hours hunting for conkers to help Boy in the playground.
We each kept our own secret stash and once we had returned home (and cleared ourselves of mud) we had our 'family conker competition'. There were 3 rounds catering for the different needs of our three children.
1) The largest
2) The prettiest
3) The oddest shaped
Believe it or not each child won a round!