After a few days of a clingy baby trying to fight to feel better, I needed space. I needed my arms and body back, to own myself and breathe fresh air and see the light of day. To escape the snot a while, basically. So I took my kids (sans sicky Baby Dude) to the park down the street.
The chill of the air felt magnificent.
The sunlight on my skin was like a first kiss.
Fall is here, and it danced around me while we walked.
It was great to snap pictures and giggle watching my kids play hide-and-go-seek. However, on our way back we grabbed a local paper to get the skinny on local happenings for Halloween. My son holds it and begins reading from the cover. “Today will have a low of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Yesterday was a high of 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Tomorrow will have a low of …” and he goes on, reading the weather report at the bottom, like a mini-weatherman.
“How.. how is he learning all of this?” My daughter asks, as she pushes her scooter a few feet in front of him.
“Baby, we got the paper, remember? He’s reading from it.”
“Ohhhh…” she exhales, “but how do you know it’s telling the truth?”
“Honey, let’s think about it for a second. The paper says it was warm yesterday and is cooling off today. Can’t you feel it?”
She reaches over and feels the newspaper.
“No, DORK! Not the newspaper, the air, get it? Feel the air?”
“Ohhhhhhhhhhhh…” she snorts at her mistake as I attempt to control my hysterical laughter.
My son chimes in, “Geez, don’t you know the newspaper people tell the weather forecast?”
Oh gosh. It’s a good thing they’re cute…
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