Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Bolt, the other path and favourite time.


1. Of course it's very inconvenient and could be horribly dangerous when Alec runs away, but I can't help enjoy the glee with which he does it. And the way he jumps, laughs and speeds up when he sees me coming to get him.


2. To see a person take the path we don't have time for today and remember a happy walk from earlier in the year.

3. "My favourite time of day is when we lie in bed and talk about how clever and handsome and brave Alec is."

4 comments:

  1. Friends with children have a different, more commanding, tone of voice when running away is not safe and a playful tone when chasing is a game.
    I have been known to intercept runners; usually just standing in front of them and talking is enough to send them back to Mom's safety zone.
    Thanks for sharing all the fun!

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  2. Friends with children have a different, more commanding, tone of voice when running away is not safe and a playful tone when chasing is a game.
    I have been known to intercept runners; usually just standing in front of them and talking is enough to send them back to Mom's safety zone.
    Thanks for sharing all the fun!

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  3. He's still learning, I think, about different tones of voice. I sort of imagined he would know by instinct. Apparently not.

    Also I was told that he wouldn't go out of sight, and that he would follow me if I walked off. Again, not true.

    A couple of times in past week I could really have done with someone intercepting him (he escaped when I was putting my shoes on after swimming and ran into the barefoot area; and again when I dropped our library books while using the machine to sign them out). But people just looked at him as if to say "Ooo-er, not getting involved."

    I think they're afraid of being misconstrued or yelled at. It's such a shame: it really does take a village to raise a child.

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  4. Laura once got stopped very skilfully by a lad I knew slightly, in a wheelchair, he did a handbrake turn in front of her & stopped her stepping out into the entrance to the swimming pool car-park.

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