So, I don’t often walk with my son. Mainly on account of the fact that we are both lazy arse. I was therefore surprised when we got home after school this afternoon when he said to me “let’s go for a walk”.
It turns out that he wanted to hunt Pokemon and gain rewards from walking. Ok. I was up for it.
It reminded me of the last time us two went for a walk around the block. He was 5 (some 8 years ago) and my life at that time was about to change fairly significantly.
I remember clearly as he’d really pushed to go for a walk with me. Halfway around the block he looked up at me and said “why are you doing this walk”?
I replied “to lose weight”.
He considered this for a while then said “it’s not working”. Then “perhaps you should go on The Biggest Loser”.
I laughed then, and I laugh now. And no, it’s not working. Still.
I love the mind of a child.