“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Charles Spurgeon
our last weekend was just this! especially for B. no expensive places, no formal dinners. just a simple trip down to Western Springs and Mission Bay. its amazing how kids find happiness in the smallest of places, in the simplest of forms.
we made a last-minute plan of going down to western springs saturday afternoon. A place for B to see the ducks and birds, walk along the lake and run on the grass! he loves the open spaces where he can just walk and run around aimlessly. But just as we reached our destination, we saw B had dozed off! a 30 min wait in the parking till B energized himself. Worth it as B surely had a good time pointing and screaming out birds, ducky and tatet (water) all along. he also fed a duck a piece of bread (i am too scared to do that so its a big thing for me!) for the first time but got a shock when the duck snatched it from his hands! he did not dare go near a duck the rest of the evening!
a few hours on Mission Bay on sunday also proved to be a hit for B. whether its playing on the slides, just running around the playground seeing other kids or just sitting on the beach throwing sand everywhere. Toddlers always bring out the best from the simplest of situations. and sometimes we adults forget this. Our lesson learnt this weekend!
oh i forgot to mention the main action of this weekend. B walked upto a dog sitting near a bench (on Mission Bay) and gave a good pull at his hair! So grateful to the dog he spared our lil B!!