Wednesday, May 26, 2010

running and talking

I went on a run tonight with Gavin. I did a mile circuit with him and then ran 2 more by myself. The first part of the run he would dart ahead and run back, he was so excited to be doing it with me. About half way through he started to get tired and so he slowed down and went my pace. The beauty of this for him was that he had my undivided attention and talked non stop. He told me the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff(a book we checked out from the library) and how all the goats were named Gavin(in the story they were all named Gruff and he thought that was funny). Then he gave me a blow by blow account of how scrap yards work. We checked out a "Mighty Machines" dvd from redbox a couple of weeks ago, and I am amazed at how much he has retained from the one time he saw it. I think he quoted some parts of it word for word to me. He is so engaged with the world around him. It was so much fun getting to spend that time with him and just listen. It was a peaceful moment to end the chaotic day. Thanks Gavin!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Wonderful post! Gavin seems too little to run that far!! Glad you had a moment... we all need them everyone once in a while:) Miss you.

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Damon & Jodie said...

I just love this Meg! What a great idea! I bet that Jay would love to do that as well. I love the one on one time!

Anne-Marie said...

Great post! I love doing this with Samuel too, but I rarely think to (of course, if I was running at all right now, that would help me remember!) My problem is having 3 kids...so...how do you do it!?!