Errr, where did Summer go? I know it’s terribly British to start with the weather but it’s linked… trust me! Having spent the end of the week enjoying (apparently the last of) the sunshine, we woke up yesterday to rain, rain and more rain. Is it wrong to admit I love it a little?! That, combined with a dog in need of a walk and a child full of beans since 6am there was only one thing for it… a muddy puddle hunt!
We bought some wellies a couple of months ago but have never had the chance to put him on them. I was worried he wouldn’t cope with boots and he’s spent most of the summer barefoot anyway. Unfortunately, sending him out barefoot in torrential rain would probably be frowned upon so wellies it was. And guess what? He loved them! We kitted him out in his wet weather gear and set off; dog, buggy, toddler and the two of us. Dave sporting full wet weather gear. Myself sporting a thin jacket. Probably a mistake!
It’s the first walk we’ve been on where he’s walked the majority of the time. As we made our way around the loop, we had to stop every couple of paces to splash in even the tiniest of puddles. We had to say hello to the ‘moos’ (aka. cows), have a sit on a steam roller (they’re resurfacing our lane) and even had a little chase of the, thankfully empty, buggy when someone forgot to put the brake on at the top of the hill. Looking down at him walking along in his own little world made me realise just how much of a boy he’s become. His baby-ness is disappearing by the moment. He even took a wander off into a field that had the gate open, all the way in, without even a backward glance for us. Followed by a face-plant into the mud and lots of screams for mummy. Well, it’s nice to still be needed!
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