Sunday 17 February 2013

Impromptu Adventure

(Goblin is 40 months)
One of the things I love (and sometimes hate) about having a three year old is that regardless of what you plan, they tend to have their own plans. This week I went to pick up Goblin from nursery. The carpark literally backs on to the nursery so its not a big trek. But somehow between collecting Goblin at the door and getting to the car we managed to have a two and a half hour impromptu adventure!
As we rounded the corner into the car park Goblin was saying he wanted to play hide and seek. I was explaining that it was a car park and not a great place to play hide and seek. And then he spotted a path. And off he went. 
I don't know the area around the nursery at all so I followed in hot pursuit in case he suddenly came to a road. But instead we found a wood. Goblin and I both love woods and I don't know who was more excited. We spent quite a while playing trains on the tree branches. 
I made Goblin a crown of ivy but he refused to wear it - he did want to carry it for a while and asked me to make a handle for it. When he got bored of it I decided to wear it. Here is a picture of me admiring my crown, and Goblin disappearing off again in the distance. 
 We carried on down the path, through a few fields and eventually we found some horses.
Goblin stopped for a little chat. He does love animals.
For an unplanned adventure this was pretty amazing. It only had one drawback. Neither Goblin or I were really dressed for the occasion. Goblin's cream trousers may never be the same again!

I'm sharing this at
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays CornwallIn Lieu of PreschoolMontessori Monday Organic Aspirations


  1. What an unexpected but adorable adventure! I love your crown and you wear it so well, I mean that is all seriousness, you look like a woodland mythical princess! Goblin looks delighted with his discovery from Nursery. I think you could be having some long journeys home from now on! A perfect Country Kids post, thank you for linking.

  2. You are such a good mum! I need to allow/do this too (if only the fluffing winter will end!) The area looks awesome! Love the crown :)

  3. Lol! nothing like mud though to show that you have been on a proper adventure. So cool you got to discover something new!

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  5. Good for you for taking the detour. I am working on doing that more with my kids. As a constant scheduler, it has become a lesson in patience (and relaxation) in my life. I love the crown that you earned!


  6. What a wonderful adventure! You found so many wonderful things to see and explore.

  7. How awesome that you're focused on following your son's interests! I love the adventure you both had! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  8. Brilliant. Shame about the trousers - isn't it always the case that the best adventures often mean being unprepared.

  9. I love that you were open to let the little guy take the lead, and it was a great day it seems! I'm featuring this tomorrow on Eco Kids. It goes perfect with my active kids theme!

    BTW I love your hair!

  10. Such a fun outing! Bunny would have been in Heaven seeing those horses! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again today!


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