Most days I love walking LP to school and back, unless the weather is awful. On a normal day LP loves to explore as we walk. We walk down the same roads, on the same pavements and past the same things twice every day but still she sees it as an adventure and through LP’s eyes that walk to school is fresh and new every single time.
Now that Autumn is here everywhere has a lovely layer of leaves covering it, wind blowing and on the best days sun shining too. LP loves to hold my hand or walk slightly ahead and kick her feet through the leaves, making happy noises and laughing as she goes.
There are places where she has always loved to climb, the grassy hill on the verge that she has always ran up and stood at the top telling me to look at her as she waves at me. But now that grassy hill is also strewn with leaves and LP will climb it every day, waving a leaf proudly as I watch. This is the part of the walk where I have to coax her down, we only go up the hill on the way home and it marks our half way point, for me it’s the time I start to tire and just want to get home but I always promise her she can climb on the way home, so I let her climb, listen to her laugh and give her just a few moments more before we head on home.
The walk to school for LP is so exciting but the walk home is even more so, especially now autumn is here. I’m looking forward to wrapping up warmer, holding her little gloved hand and embracing this time of year.