A Morning on Foot

Hey guys, coming at ya late today. I hope you’re all having a wonderful Wednesday so far. We have had a good day over here, but also a trying one. Parenting is TOUGH some days, and I’m only dealing with one baby, bless all of you out there juggling more! Yesterday in therapy we spent a lot of time talking about limits and today has been a perfect example of pushing my limit. It has been all I can do to make it to James’s nap time and I’m going to have to rally hard for the energy and patience to get through the rest of the day.

James and I spent the first half of our day on foot. I am always looking for new ways to spend the morning rather than doing the same routine every day, so today I packed a backpack, water bottles, snacks, and blankets for a morning around town. James hopped in the stroller (as if), more like I strapped him into the stroller and we were off!

First stop, the grocery store. Did we go grocery shopping yesterday morning? Yes, but of course I forgot a few things in the madness of scrambling together a list at the last minute. A quick in and out and we were on our way to the park.

James and I explored a park right down the road from where we live. This is the first time he’s been since becoming mobile and I have a feeling we will be frequenting this park on a regular basis. James was having so much fun he didn’t want to leave when it was time to make our way to story time about an hour later. Let the toddler battles begin.

Sure enough, we managed to successfully leave the park and walk over to the library just in time for a story. What. A .Disaster. There was so much potential for story time to be a great experience, but it just wasn’t for us. James wanted to be on the move, and was moving everywhere he shouldn’t have been. Such as climbing onto the stage where our sweet leader was charismatically telling a story, picking off the flowers that were next to the stage, walking into the pond to be with the ducks, trying to chase the (not so friendly) geese near the pond, and eating goose poop. And between all of those no-go activities a lot of screaming and story time disruption. So we left.

Homeward bound! And my companion quickly passed out on the walk home. Phew. The sign of a busy morning for sure.

Let’s not forget about the day starting with James smearing poop all over his onesie. Like I said, it’s been a long day already. I am trying to give myself grace in all of these situations however in the moments leading up to nap time I was at the end of my rope of patience. Hopefully an afternoon recharge is just what I need to power through the remainder of the day.

Thanks for following along on the ups and downs of life!


Hi I'm Rae and I am a pastor's wife and mom to our one year old son James. I recently started blogging as a way to share my recovery journey from an eating disorder, as well as married life, motherhood, food, and faith. Hop along for the ride, Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re here!

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