Monday, June 2, 2008

Practice makes perfect.



Every morning, Christian and I take a really long walk on a beautiful trail right near our house. It's always one of my favorite times of the day, as it's just the two of us. We walk 3 or so miles together, and we watch all the birds, come across an occasional deer (which he always calls a horse with his signs and words), and sometimes stop at the side of the creek to watch the water.

Though serene, this trail is also packed with runners, commuters on bikes trying to make it to the METRO station, and other Moms walking with their munchkins. Today, I was practicing our Ling Sounds while we stopped to watch a beautiful heron fish in the creek.

"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Christian, LISTEN".

"Shhh Shhhh Shhh. Buddy, Listen".

This Mom (who I've never seen before, so I'm assuming she's either a working Mom, or not from our 'hood), was behind me. I turned around when I heard her toddler cough, and she had this look of pure wonder. Actually, it was a look of "What the Eff are you saying to your kid?"

So, there's definitely another person out there thinking I'm a complete nutjob.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

That's comical. At least you are not saying "ef" words to Christian! I like your "words" better!

Sounds like a beautiful and peaceful walk! Love your scenery!

~Laurie

Loudest Mom said...

Good work (from a fellow nut job!) I get looks all the time as well :)

Congratulations on surviving activation :) Now comes the fun part.....

Love the pictures :)
Melissa

Val said...

At least WE know you're not crazy. One time I was walking w/Gage and without thinking (in front of a lot of people) I said "look Gage, it's a b-b-b-bus"...you should have seen the heads turn! I couldn't explain myself, I was laughing too hard. I just walked away like that was completely normal!

Christian's Mommy said...

We all need to shirts or bumper stickers that say "I'm not crazy...I p-p-p promise".

:)

Val said...

haha, love it