Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Walking Thoughts

The topic I am covering came up like two weeks ago and I said as soon as I read it “that is stupid.” HAHA now I kind of have something to say about it so maybe it was not that stupid. The topic for the 15th day of my 30 day writing challenge is: What happened on your last walk?

I was walking to the park with Noah (and dying if I might add) when this guy walked by with his dog. It was not just any dog it was my dream dog. The dog that I would have if Noah’s father did not surprise me with the news that we were trying for a baby after I was pregnant. I am just saying when most parents get surprised about a baby they are both surprised not just one parent...
Anyways the point is this guy had my dream dog the West Highland white terrier. If I was not a mother I would have a cute little white dog named pooof, my BA in psychology, and live in Maine (that was the life I dreamed about at the time I got pregnant).
Photo is not mine.

Something else I realize while walking with Noah is what he is learning. He can tell me the color of the sky, clouds, grass, leaves, berries, and other things. He is also learning how to cross the street in a responsible way. Having him tell me “stop so you can be safe” warms my heart. It makes all that yelling worth it (lets be real children don’t listen if you’re not yelling).

Last thing I realized from taking a walk with Noah is to slow down and enjoy. Noah wants to pick at, play with, and see everything. Part of being an adult means the magic of life is not there and children remind you to have it. Noah spent today trying to hug and kiss every tree. I just thought to myself if his generation is like that we are in for a much needed change. If he could look at the plant and see that he needs it, it is beautiful, and that respect is necessary if humans want to live on this planet his generation will change everything. 

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Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

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