Too soon to say goodbye
Now...one thinks of having coffee with other moms after Mass as kind of a relaxing, peaceful, enjoyable time, but remember, we all had our little children with us in a tiny little crowded store filled with adults who were there to get their morning wake-up-and-get-going liquid energy. That being said, it WAS enjoyable, and relaxing from the perspective of a mom, and pretty peaceful really considering there were nine littles. It was short and sweet. It didn't need to be long. A couple of us lingered a little longer outside and then my crew headed to the grocery store. Again...my schedule was simply dictated by the moment only. We leisurely strolled through the store and then finally headed for home in the warmth of the sun and the calm of the blue sky. Amelia closed her eyes for the last 10 minutes, giving her all the nap she needed, so when we got home, we were again at the mercy of...NOTHING.
We stayed outside just to soak up every single bit of beauty. I have this bit of anxiety about the possibility that this gorgeousness is about to be gone very soon. I heard it is supposed to get cold for real in the coming days. I'm not ready. It's always a tough transition into winter when playing outdoors just isn't reasonable. Right now, the bikes are still out, the trampoline is still up, the sandbox still has toys in it. I guess we'll just squeeze every last bit out while we can.
"One foot on the ground. Pedal up. Just like a scooter." These were the instructions I gave him and he kept repeating it with each attempt. It only took a few and he was off--ALL.BY.HIMSELF!
Go Joe, GO!! He was so proud. High fives all around!