Sometimes you have a perfect moment. Generally unplanned and unexpected. Often starting from the simplest of suggestions and becoming a lesson in the power of spontaneity.
We try and walk to and from school, when weather and activities allow. It doesn’t happen as often as I’d like, but it’s always worth it when we manage it.
Despite initial protests, despite the comments of I’m tired and my feet hurt.
Because sometimes this happens; a joyful, playful, perfect walk.
He kept running ahead, then back to join us, then running ahead again.
I told him he could run as much as he wanted, but he had to stay in sight and stop at every crossing to wait for us. He decided that he would adopt a different pose every time he stopped.
They got sillier and sillier the closer we got to home.
I honestly can’t remember the last time me and the three have laughed so much. It was the best walk home from school ever. Pure comedy gold.
This is my 7yo. Funny, enthusiastic, entertaining. Always ready with a smile, and ever hopeful of raising one.
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