Recently, Vincent has wanted to get "down, dooown, dooooooown!" from his stroller when we are hiking in the woods. 'Glagh. This is gonna hold up the whole show...' was my first honest to god thought when I set his little observer's feet on the path but then I realized, that's the whole damn point isn't it? To hold up the show. To put this mom show on hold and just hang out in the woods for a bit checking stuff out. To get down on his level and see what he is seeing. To feel the texture of tree bark, to get covered in burrs and to be amazed by tall mushrooms growing along the path. Deep breath. This is the time we are given. Why not toddle around in it?