I just couldn’t leave my last post at the top for too long as it is just too awful.
So – for some lighter fare…
The other day Nathan and Julia were getting set to play Uno with Luke. Lauren was way too interested and I could see trouble brewing and so I asked her to go for a walk. She is 19 months old – by the way.
I figured we walk to the end of the cul-de-sac and on the sidewalk for a few minutes but she wanted to keep going! (she is walking – not is a stroller) We walked to the next cul-de-sac and started up the big hill behind us, which has wild, native grasses and plants.
I pointed out ants, which she adores, and she had a great time watching them, in that classic toddler pose – legs bent, bottom almost touching the ground and head bent forward. She thinks all bugs are bees and so she kept excitedly saying “bees!” and giggling as they raced around her feet.
She decided she was done and we walked home, braving some sprinklers on the way. She was the best company! I can’t believe she has turned from a baby into a little person. It was a wonderful escape from all the awfulness. I will be sure to do it again soon.
p.s. Nathan had a wonderful day today – it made up for the very crappy couple of days we have had lately.
p.s.s. Thanks for all the comments and support.