I walked with the girls to the actors’ housing today (because our beloved Sarah Hankins had just moved in). We walked through our beloved neighbor’s property to get there.
The girls and I chatted, held hands, talked about them getting braces and going into Middle School. I love running with my son and my girlfriends, it’s true. And I love walking with my daughters too.
I love the ease of conversation when you run or walk. It’s very high quality sharing time with kids.
I don’t really know why. It’s not that what we share is so deep. I think it has something to do with not being interrupted by phone calls or responsibilities. When we talk at home, there’s always dinner to cook, homework to do, cleaning to be done.
The tasks when you are in your home are sisyphean. (I love using that word!) But the talking on a walk meanders.
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Great posts! I have a very close friend that, as kids, we used to walk around our neighborhood all the time. We always had the best chats and it’s probably the reason for our solid friendship today.
Also, crying at the sky…well, I can’t say I don’t know what it feels like. I think as mothers, we tend to take on an appreciation and empathy for many things that affect us deeper than we can fathom.
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