A trip that should take us about 2 minutes takes about 15. He explores everything while we walk. He picks up stones, an occasional bug, sticks...whatever he finds interesting for that day. I love this. I love the fact that I can give him the space to find new adventures every day.
This is him- he's in the center of the photo. I'm standing at the mailbox, he's turned towards me, yelling, "Momma!?" (because I'm not moving fast enough.) Most days we walk to the mailbox, but he always runs back towards the house, to the bend in the driveway. He knows not to go further, but is also impatient to get back home.
I hope this is the way it always will be.