The girls and I have started a new tradition of taking a family walk each Sunday afternoon, after we get home from church and have eaten lunch. Marblehead is a wonderful town, with a lot of conservation area, and a lot of places for enjoyable family walks.
Our lives are so busy now that the girls are in school – there’s school, homework, activities, playdates, plus computers, iPods, and other technology distractions… So it’s wonderful to take Sundays off to go slowly, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time as a family, with few interruptions. It’s been wonderful. There are moments when they are lost in their own worlds, and times when we really connect and get into intense discussions.
I haven’t had the best luck, personally, with the Sunday family walks (I lost my cell phone the first time, then twisted my ankle the second, and we were rained out for what would’ve been the third), but despite that, I’m eager to take a new walk together on this Sunday! I created a flickr photoset for the pictures of our Sunday walks. I’m aiming for some more artistic pictures, not just a lot of pictures of the girls being goofy with sticks. However, I’ve amassed quite a few pictures of girls being goofy with sticks, which could someday become valuable. Or useful somehow, someday, in a somewhat bizarre set of circumstances…
We’re loving this new tradition, and I hope some of my readers will try taking some Sunday family walks as the weather improves and the sun shines!