Today started off really well. Actually, no. Today started off with a whining puppy who I could hear from our room downstairs. Listening to a puppy whine is like hearing a baby cry one of those pathetic cries – you. cannot. ignore. it. Did I mention this was at 6am? On a Sunday? Not unlike a baby, Charlie is so damn cute that I can’t even be annoyed – he was just so happy to see me.
So after that, the day started off really well. I took my oldest daughter for a looooong slow run. You can find out a lot about your daughter’s world on an 8 mile run. I can’t begin to describe how much I treasure the time I get to spend with my children one on one. We talk about life, we take in the nature around us, notice the people who are also out and about. We saw the most incredible bird – it was small, like a sparrow, and black and the orange of a safety vest. We joked that he was the bird crossing guard. We finished up where all runs must finish: the doughnut store. A couple of iced teas, coffee rolls and a yogurt later, all seems right with the world.