Wednesday night, Jaye and I went for a walk. It took about 20 minutes, just to make it down to the end of our block.
And that was perfect. Sometimes in the middle of a stressful week (hello, bathroom remodel!), you just need to head outside and do something at a toddlers pace. And eye-level.
We saw yellow flowers. There were little bugs crawling on them. We talked about how maybe the bugs eat the flower nectar.
We saw brown crunchy leaves. Jaye loved crunching them up in her hands. Then she tried jumping on them to crunch them. We took turns crunching the leaves. She paid attention to the nature she was seeing. I paid attention to her.
Next, we came across some acorns. They were round and smooth. We stepped on them to crush them beneath our heels. Jaye worked hard at it and exclaimed, “Jaye did it!” when she succeeded. We even got to meet and pet a soft, fluffy puppy dog, named Baxter. Jaye would have petted that dog all night long. She was bummed when he needed to continue on his walk.
The weather is beautiful (here in Texas at least). Head out this evening for a long slow walk. Pay attention to the little details of nature and your family! It might be just what you need.
Planters Peanuts is focusing on nature and its gifts in Mr. Peanut’s latest campaign, as well. Check out the video below to learn more! Or watch it on YouTube here.
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What a sweet reminder to slow down in the evenings with our kids. BTW I love Planters! I live on their energy mix. So delish!
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We’ve been taking advantage of the awesome weather, too. The kids are loving it and sm I – it’s so nice to turn them loose out back!
Such a sweet post! Glad you got to enjoy a walk with your little one!
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One of my favorite things to do with my son is go for walks. It’s amazing to watch little ones discover the world around them!!
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Just went on my first run in a few weeks-fog has been too thick for me to take off on our bust road that has no sidewalks at parts so wasn’t gonna risk cars not seeing me
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Thanks for sharing the photos. In here (the Netherlands) we have lots of raining and winds :((
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Hopefully, nicer weather will come soon to the Netherlands!
I like that my kids force me to take it slow…not too often as there are too many things around the house to get done. However, there are days when you just have to stop and savor every second.
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It’s nice to have kids to remind you not to rush past, but to stop and savor (sometimes).
Sounds like you had a great walk and time.
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So often I forget to slow down…now that I have kittens, i find that I am stopping for little moments through out the day and its so nice!
Sometimes it’s so hard to stop and smell the roses but it’s something we all must do! Thanks for the simple reminder.
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This has been something I’ve been trying to remind myself of often.
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