Katie has been sick for a week.
Needless to say, her running schedule has been derailed. After four days of fighting a cold and feeling generally crappy (her words), pink eye was the icing on the cake. I wanted to photograph it for all of you, but Katie said no. Party pooper.
This Mom couldn't stand it anymore! The kid has been stuck on the couch for a week, the sun is shining outside and she's doing homework. Unacceptable.
First I was gentle- "I'm going for a walk. Anyone coming?" Nothing.
I tried again. "Beautiful day isn't it? It kinda makes me want to go for a walk. How 'bout it?" This time I got, "Mom, I gotta finish my homework." Sigh.
Enough already- "Take a break. Now. We're going for a walk." "I can't. Too much homework" "Do it when it's dark. Let's go."
Mandy started a game where we had to step on every single leaf that had blown into the sidewalk and and listen to them crunch. I asked her what this game was called and she said "Leaf Crunch". You should play- you might like it!
We'll get back on the running schedule soon, but today we needed a walk break. A break from illness, homework and structure. Today was a day for wandering up and down hills and listening to the leaves crunch. Don't waste the sunshine friends!
Do you need a walk break?
Do you need someone to talk you into taking one?
Are you wishing you could play "Leaf Crunch" with Mandy?
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