So a couple days ago, Mat was " gone trucking" as he calls it. Which really meant he was riding in a truck with one of his employees kinda doing an undercover boss type thing. Anyway, he was gone until after midnight, so Dylan and I were on our own. We were engrossed in our daily 5pm routine, watching our beloved Golden Girl re-runs. I was really excited because the second episode was the series finale and I could never remember how it ends. So even though Dylan kept asking to go outside, being the bad GG addicted mother that I am, I kept holding him off. Well 6 pm comes, the GGs are over and we venture out. It was a bit dark, so we stayed close to home.
I guess Dylan and I had never just walked for the sake of walking. He loved it ! He touched trees, he picked up leaves, he put stray rocks back in neighbours rock gardens,
he shuffled alone having the time of his life !
So the next day, with his beloved yellow "sleeping baby" tucked close to his face, we went out exploring again. This time in the daylight. Again, so much fun ! Today's lesson- kids love simple
things that adults often miss and rush past.
What a nice day.
(until he threw a fit and refused to come home, instead laying in the cul-de-sac)
Don't worry, I made sure he was safe until said tantrum was over.