Or, in other words, How To Visit Your Local Park Yet Again In Rubbish Weather Without Going Insane.

SAM_2936

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is one of Henry’s favourite books – you should hear his pronunciation of ‘what a bleu-la-ti-foo day’ – so I suggested we go to the park for a bear hunt of our own. There are a lot of bear-friendly hiding places in Prospect Park. We checked them all.

SAM_2912

We found the thick, oozy mud (and so did my car boot)…

SAM_2933

…then the deep cold river (squelchy duck pond)…

SAM_2919

…then the big dark forest.

SAM_2924

No bears. I speculated that they might be hiding under the tree roots. Henry scoffed. Too small for bears, he said. They’re probably having their lunch. Still, we brought a (very unimpressed) bear with us as a back-up, so we weren’t totally empty-handed.

SAM_2922

Of course, we should have known. When you go looking for bears, you’ll end up finding a swirly whirly snowstorm, which in real life doesn’t go ‘hoo wooo’, but something more like FEEL MY ICE BRICKS AND DESPAIR, FOOLS.

SAM_2942

We’re not going on a bear hunt again (until all of us have dried off, and February decides to stop being a prize ass).

SAM_2930

Post Author: timothyjeffcoat

3 Replies to “We’re going on a bear hunt”

  1. Emily’s daughter Amelia, who was 1 in Jan, has also fallen in love with that book and has learnt the sounds if not quite the words for the mud, the grass, etc but can actually say ‘tumble tip’ several times over. Looked like fun.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archives

instagrams

  •  Eleven months  At 9mo she wouldnt even rollhellip
  • How do you love exercise? Because I do not lovehellip
  • Weve done anniversaries here birthdays here New Years Eves wherehellip
  • Each of them managed to give themselves a head bumphellip
  • Magenta as hell and not gonna take it anymore thesehellip
  • Twenty minutes I said once we got in from Fridayhellip
  • This cots held all three of our babies I amhellip
  • Well we have a broken boiler on a freezing dayhellip
  • I forgot to brush my teeth gag but we DIDhellip
%d bloggers like this: