And before I knew it, it was time to start cooking dinner

May 3rd, 2010

It took over an hour to walk home from Kindergarten with the Small Boy on his scooter and The Boychen in the stroller. There was an embankment to be climbed and a chance meeting with a neighborhood boy. There were three separate encounters with cats. There was looking for rocks on the edges of the fields, blowing dandelion seed pods, and rescuing an earthworm from the middle of the road. There were puddles to be jumped in and a small bug to be saved from drowning. There was the throwing of stones for distance and the throwing of stones for splash effect. Finally, there was the wide-legged walking contest. (I secretly think Boychen won because his wide-legged walk included weaving, swerving, and sound effects and because he made me laugh and say, “You are a funny little man, Boychen, and I love you so.”)

I can think of worse ways to spend an hour.

3 Responses to “And before I knew it, it was time to start cooking dinner”

  1. CoryQ (funkomatic on twitter) on May 3, 2010 8:01 pm

    As a kid who walked to and from school during the elementary years, that all sounds about right, and a very fine way to pass the time!

  2. kristen on May 4, 2010 12:08 am


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