We have had a very busy and somewhat stressful time over the past few weeks, so last weekend we decided to take an afternoon to ignore everything that ‘needed’ doing and we thought we would have a walk, get some fresh air and feed some ducks.
It was a lovely walk to a duck pond not far from where we live. It was not too hot and not too cold – the perfect weather to be outside. We walked, played and laughed on the way. On arriving at the pond the ducks must have know what we were there to do as they all came over straight away – they even bought over a couple of Goose friends! Mouse was really brave and she got quite close the birds and let them eat direct from her hand; she thought it was hilarious! Monkey preferred to feed them whilst they were swimming about, trying to make sure that every duck had a taste!
I really enjoyed just taking a step back and enjoy a relaxing afternoon, thinking about all the ‘important’ things that ‘needed’ tpo be done! It really is the simple things.
Feeding the ducks is something I think all children should do, one of life’s simple pleasures. Do you like feeding the ducks? Is there an activity you think all children should experience?