Every day … all day … it’s … “Mummy, park” and “Mummy, dinner park”. Nicholas just loves to be outside, running and playing and climbing. His other favourite form of exercise is taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Not a problem, most of the time, unless I’m carrying a ton of stuff or he decides half-way down that he wants to be carried! I’m thankful for his energy, but sometimes it’s definitely tough to rein in!
I have managed to put on a few pounds since last summer, probably because we haven’t been doing stroller walks with other mums for quite a few months now, as well as the fact that he’s not breastfeeding nearly as much anymore and can go longer between meals. With all the playing outside this summer, it shouldn’t take long to lose that winter fat … he’s definitely a runner with absolutely no fear of taking off without me to explore the world. I often have to take off a swift sprint to catch up with him … he’s fast!