"Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy." ~Simon & Garfunkel
I was thinking about this when we were out taking a walk on this beautiful morning. I tend to walk quite fast, whether I'm in a hurry or just on a nice outing, like we were this morning. I had C on my back, and K was walking beside B behind me. C kept trying to look back to see them, so I'd stop for a bit for them to catch up, but then I'd commence walking briskly again. On the way home, though, it struck me that I needed to slow down and enjoy the moment. I needed to let K move at his pace and explore and play. He'd brought some cars with him, and at this point he was having them drive on various garden walls. He'd also brought an owl puppet that was walking along a garden wall at one point. Once I slowed down, though, I definitely enjoyed the walk much more. I think C also enjoyed going at a slower pace and being able to really look around and see what her brother and father were doing, too. Hopefully I can remember to take things slower.