Sunday, March 26, 2006

Cliche Alert

Mom and I took Q for a walk around the neighborhood in his stroller, enjoying the bright sunshine and warm weather. He babbled happily all the way, craning his head whenever he heard an airplane. We're under the flight path of at least two airfields, so there's plenty for him to admire.

When we got close to home, Q got to walk for a bit in his new shoes. Our pace slowed down, but not because he can't keep up. On the contrary! His speed is quite impressive these days, for a one-year old. It's just that he wants to stop and explore everything – leaves, flowers, grass, dirt. It's all new, bright, and exciting.

This is the point where I'm supposed to digress into a touching essay about how children remind us of the importance of stopping to smell the roses, etc. Alas, I'm not in that kind of mood tonight. I need to sort out the bills and finish writing the presentation I'm giving at work tomorrow. So, let's just say that we had a terrific day with Q, and that he had soooo much fun with his grandparents. I think the feelings were mutual.