Early in the morning, we took a hike through the forest. I say "hike", but when you are with a 2 year old and 5 year old, it's more of a...meaningful meandering. And that's okay. Because if we would have been going any faster, we might have missed the glorious rays of sun and the velvety clumps of moss and...
It's okay to go slow. Life lesson. Ha! Right? Life tends to get busy, but sometimes you just NEED a meaningful meandering. Kids need to not be rushed in order to learn and observe and explore and play. Adults do, too.
We happened upon this hollow stump. G said in reverend hushed tones, "Fairies must live here." Maybe so. Maybe so. I love her imagination.
They wanted to touch the moss and smell the flowers and collect the sticks. Our objective was to get to the river and watch the ducks. Guess what? We never made it to see the ducks. And, again, that's okay. What we discovered and explored was better and more meaningful to them.
I think we will do more meaningful meanderings soon.