Morning walks started as a way to help Katarina wake up - really wake up - before school started in the morning. We made plans for the school day, and discussed any questions or concerns she had with the planned assignments.
But our morning walks quickly became a chance for us to talk about everything. We might stop to watch a lizard scamper past us, or even to make wishes with dandelions, but the most important thing we do is talk to each other.
Three laps around the sidewalk quickly becomes six, or ten, and we walk through the door a little giggly and a lot ready to conquer the day.
These walks have become one of my favorite times of the day.
Summer is here, and even though exercise isn't often my thing and not having school is a great opportunity for sleeping in and being lazy, we are going to keep morning walks in our schedule. They might happen a little later, but I'm still making them a priority. Because there is nothing better than getting your kid out of the house, away from distractions, and hearing her thoughts, and joys, and feelings, and hopes, and concerns, and theories, and wishes. That is a blessing I want to have in my life every day.
I wish for you a lot of giggles, and a great conversation with someone you love today.
What is the best place you have found to have conversations with your family? And what are you wishing for today?