We have 70 mins while we wait for his social skills group to finish. Often it is a chore to fill this time up. But not today.
The weather is wonderfully warm and spring is in the air. She and I walk down the charming city streets of Lexington and she finds new discoveries at every turn. For the first time in a while, I feel myself relaxing and not making myself fill the spare time with thoughts or errands. We are just enjoying the warmth, the walk, the time together.
I am not trying to teach her anything (well, at a certain point, when she decides she must stomp on ALL bugs in her path, I do inform her that bugs make up a healthy diet for the birds that she was enjoying just a few feet away). Earlier in the day, we had went to the Y and played in a class together.
But now...I am not trying to squeeze meaning out of this time.
She sees a shop and we go in and enjoy a cookie. We start to walk back and we notice some dogs. I noticed how her eyes crinkle when she laughs.
Nothing extraordinary happened.
But it was my favorite part of today.