Autumn Leaves and Playful Puppies
by Pippa M
Playing in the Autumn Leaves
Finding a way to keep my children's focus was always difficult, they'd get bored very easily and wouldn't always be willing to co-operate, but somehow I'd manage.
Some of my fondest memories are of taking them on days out, they'd be in their element, running around, playing hide and seek, they could be quite the handful sometimes!
One of my favorite memories to this day was a trip out for a walk around a big park that had some stunning views - the children were, of course, only interested in running around and playing games. When they were finally running low on energy we spent some time collecting up different leaves that they found on the ground, letting them choose their favorite colors and shapes. We found a nice little spot to have a picnic, watching them laugh and play made me realize how lucky and blessed I must be. We found a few more leaves before we headed home, two little sleepy heads in the back of the car.
Part of the next day was spent making a scrapbook of the day out, while we identified the different kinds of leaves and stuck them carefully into the scrapbook and labelled them.
As we were about to pack away and get ready for lunch, my daughter abruptly announced she would like a puppy because, and I quote, "they are fluffy". If only I had a photograph of the look that must have been on my face!
Apparently she'd seen a puppy at the park and decided she wanted one - needless to say it was a few years before we actually got a puppy (I made her promise to help take it for walks and keep it fed and watered!), but I knew exactly where our next fun day out would be - the petting zoo!
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