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One glorious morning on the way out the door for a walk, I grabbed a small paper bag from the kitchen and handed it to Mini Me.
Mommy: Let's go on a discovery walk! You can put things you find in this bag.
Mini Me: What kind of things?
Mommy: Whatever you find except garbage, bugs, and other people's property.
Mini Me: How about flowers?
Mommy: Good idea.
Mini Me: And maybe leaves or plants! How about a sock?
Mommy: A sock?
I still don't know where he got that idea.
On our discovery walk, we saw a lot of leaves and grass.
Both Mini Me and Little Lady enjoyed the plot of wildflowers near our house (it wasn't private property).
We picked up a lot of tree bark, a stick, some flowers, and Mini Me found a great acorn. He refused to put it in the bag because "squirrels eat acorns and I don't want him to get it". I think he was afraid a squirrel would come in our house. Given the amount of squirrels we see (and hear on the roof), I can understand his fear.
Our discovery walk was great - we meandered and talked a lot. Mini Me led the way and we went in a few circles and eventually ended up at a nearby play ground - surprise!
When we got home, we examined our loot.
There was no sock, but Mini Me and I both agreed the discovery walk was "pretty cool". I'd like to do this again in the fall when the leaves are falling and pretty!
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