I Made Them Walk

I usually plan at least one or two special outings for the girls when they have the week off. It’s usually something like a museum followed by some sort of treat from somewhere new to us. I couldn’t find the energy to figure something out this week. Except the girls haven’t been doing much of any sort of physical activity, especially the teenager. So I wanted to take them for a walk in Prospect Park with me. First off, M had to take E to buy new winter boots. She’s grown and her feet are now the same size as mine (except hers are thinner). V has taken E’s old boots and E has been using my boots. So we couldn’t go out in the snow at the same time. M wondered why I couldn’t take her to buy boots…

So anyway, she got her boots on Thursday and I took the girls out on Friday morning. They rolled their eyes and sighed when I pulled out my camera. They always do. Apparently, my picture taking is annoying. Which, whatever.


It’s funny, they never realize how far they’ve walked until they see a landmark they recognize as being far. We make our way to the boat house and that’s fine. That’s not far in their minds.


I keep them walking, just a short loop that will bring us back to the boat house. We’re walking and talking and suddenly, E sees LeFrak Center. She has her skating lessons there and takes the subway to get there so that’s considered far. And then she’s all offended that I made her walk this much! (Not seriously offended. She was doing her whole I hate you schtick with the squeaky voice.)

That’s when my camera’s battery died and I realized I’d forgotten to charge the replacement. And right when there were lots of cute birds! So she got her revenge.


I got them hot chocolate and cookies on the way home so it was almost like one of those outings they love so much…


Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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