Last week, the kiddo and I went for a walk after I got home from work and the ex-husband went off to band practice. It was freezing, so we bundled up in our jackets and went off. Of course, just going for a walk is not enough for my never-stop-moving-never-stop-talking kiddo. So first we stopped off at the playground to burn off some energy.
He was so mad at me for taking all sorts of pictures. I had to beg for him to stand still long enough so I could have just one picture of us. After faking many sad faces, he finally gave me a smile. So I let him go play some more.
When he was bored with the playground (which always happens pretty quickly), we went on our walk. He didn’t want to, so I told him we were just going to walk home. Then I took the long way. Which turned out to be fine. He even made my evening by holding my hand.
It was really fun. I love autumn weather. I love the chill in the air. I only wish that autumn in Reno lasted a little longer, and winter a little shorter. But this lovely autumn evening walk made me realize that I want to do this more often with my little monster. Even if he won’t just walk with me (he’s always running ahead, shooting bad guys, jumping around like a maniac, and the non-stop talking), it was still some time where it was just the two of us. Nothing else. Just me, the kiddo, and the best season of the year.