If I were a stay at home mum, this would be my routine. Hubby and I will drop Kay in school, hubs goes to work, whilst Babs and I go for some playground or park fun before her bath (so she has license to get as grubby as she wants).
Today, I had a chance to cameo this role. Which I was grateful for – a more exhausting day ahead no doubt, but moments to cherish nonetheless.
So off we went – I was so pleased to have the luxury not to rush her along, and let her lead the way, set the pace, stop to gawk at whatever she wanted to, including accosting pigeons and babies in prams (she has this very forward way of blocking their path so she can say hi and try to touch their toys(!) I’ve actually seen some mums recoil slightly cos she looks like she’s about to attack their kiddos! So I have to loudly exclaim “You want to shake hands, is it? Okay, just say Hi and shake hands….” Haha.)
Finally we were in a peaceful stretch, a detour from our usual fastest-way-home route. As her feet crunched on the leaves, it made me think, ah so this is our little piece of autumn.
– nothing like the sense of touch to get to know a new object of nature