Alex has been freaking out when we go for long walks – he waits until he senses we’ve gone as far as we’re going then starts shrieking as soon as we are headed home. He’s 23lbs now and carrying him a mile or two is not something I want to do unless we’re fleeing the Nazis or a volcano or something.
So yesterday we walked for about forty five minutes around and around the same block.
It was actually quite nice. He yelled at some squirrels, watched a lady swinging on a porch swing, and got so excited about someone’s sprinkler that we had to park there for ten minutes or so the third time around the block. At first he would clap every time the water went back upward. Then he wanted ME to clap too and scolded me until I did it with him. So we were both clapping to beat the band every time the sprinkler peaked. At that point I saw one of the neighbors watching from the window and from her angle I wasn’t sure she could see the stroller. Oh well, at least I got my walk.