Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Walking to the store.

We had to get some bananas, and the weather was great. The store is 0.7 km from our house - I checked on the Google maps. All through residential low traffic streets with paved sidewalks. But Sebastian weighs now about 50 pounds, and so if he would refuse to walk it would be rather hard, if not impossible, to carry him back home. He is outgrowing his stroller, and there would be no point really do drive there. We tend to live dangerously, so we went to the store.

And Sebastian was great. All the way. And in the store we did not use a shopping cart as I usually do, putting Sebastian in the larger main section of the cart. He only flopped down once: right after we entered the store tried to kick his boots off. He was walking nicely, and although he was grabbing at some items, I managed. We bought some bananas, a large 10 pounds bag of onions (because it was on sale for $1.47) and a cauliflower. On our way home Sebastian was splashing in puddle water with his yellow rain boots. When his hat dropped on the ground, I prompted him to pick it up and put it on his head, and he did it. He was holding my hand most of the time.

For me it was real success, and a delight.
I am a proud mama. There is something about Sebastian, that makes me feel that I am around very noble, genuine and precious presence that needs to be protected and cherished. He is very easy to love.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had such a good trip, Maryna! It's amazing how much joy and adventure can be involved in such an everyday excursion. Love the detail about Sebastian splashing in the puddle. Miss you guys!

    Simon

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  2. You have no idea how good this is - this is an award winning performance in coregulation.

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