One of our newest additions to our daily schedule- we’re really still working on getting our days to flow a little more, it has been getting easier since the school year started- has quickly become the favorite part of everyone’s day. Our walk to Daddy starts before we even get out the door by doing a quick cleanup of the living room and kitchen area about 40 minutes before Daddy normally arrives home. Once that is done Cameron goes in the stroller and down the driveway we go. One of the blessings of living in the country – not having to worry about to much traffic down our dirt road.
Generally Seth sets the pace, sometimes we walk the whole way, sometimes we run a little ways, the other day we ran almost all the way down the road. We stop and look at bees collecting pollen or the nasty squished snake. We look at airplanes and listen for birds and crickets. We talk about metamorphosis and hunting blinds. We feel the warmth of the sun and sit on the cool rocks in the shade. It is relaxing and rejuvenating. It is educational and enthusiastic. ” Mom!!! Let’s go find the snake again!”
We will walk up and down the road waiting for Daddy, and when he does come it is sooo exciting! It is one of Seth and Daddy’s favorite times, Daddy likes the happy, cheerful greeting and the semi clean house when he returns home and Seth likes the time outdoors with Momma and Cameron and he gets to “drive” (steer) the car back to the house. 🙂
I’m not sure what is going to happen in the winter, since it will be getting dark so much earlier, but for right now I’m foreseeing bundled up boys and a sled. It will be my workout right?
What is your and your toddlers favorite time of day? Do you have any special quick pick up games that you play?