A couple weeks ago it was Fun Run Day at the kids’ school.
Posey’s grade was first of my three kids… She did so well! She didn’t walk the entire time! And that’s saying a lot because those kids like to start out like little bullets and then they end up walking shortly after.
Lou insisted on running the last handful of laps with her. And of course they had to hold hands the entire time. I was really impressed by how long Lou was able to run… she’s such a tiny little thing and she’s the queen of, “I’m tired. I want to hold you.” (Yes she still says, “hold you” instead of “hold me.” It’s so darling- I refuse to correct her.)
I thought that in between Posey’s time slot and my boys that I had enough time to run to Costco, bring the load home, then be back at the school. Unfortunately I read the email wrong and missed theirs. Ugh!
When they got home from school I apologized a thousand times and they shrugged. Connor said, “Mom we were just running in circles, don’t feel bad.” They’re at the age where mom coming to school is more embarrassing than cool so I lucked out there.
Watching all of those little kids out there just reminded me that running is such a basic, joyful, human instinct. You never see a small child running who doesn’t have a huge smile on their face. At what point did adults lose that? I challenge you all to run like you did when you were a kid. And smile!