Human Highlights: Walk Despacito

Human Highlights is a Sunday tradition at Commode To Joy. It’s a friendly reminder to forgive your human moments, celebrate the highlights, and enjoy life’s little lovelies in the interim.

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Human Moment: We went on a “walk” around mom’s neighborhood. That translates to Miller pushing his Thomas toy until seeing something of interest and putting in the storage seat. Then he’ll stop, lie on the sidewalk, and push Thomas back and forth to watch the wheels work. At one point Thursday evening he announced that he had to potty. We mad dashed to mom’s yard so he could take care of business.

Take Two: About halfway around the walking loop – after filling Thomas with more items of interest (rocks, weeds, etc…) – we stopped to play with some little neighborhood girls. Fifteen minutes later we were on the move again until we halted for some good “bumps”. More lying down, more pushing Thomas over a deteriorated part of sidewalk covered with concrete chunks aka the bumps. At this point I’m reminding myself that it’s about the journey, not the destination…but I’m really over it.

Remember the days of yesteryear when you could go out the door and just…walk, briskly if you wanted? Get the heart pumping and the lungs expanding.

Instead my lungs were expanding hollering, “Miller come on, let’s go!” Mom’s house was in sight but far from reach teasing us from the end of the block.

“That’s it.” I commandeered Thomas. Desperate times and all. I thought it’d tick Miller off enough that he’d chase after me to reclaim his toy.

Guess what? It didn’t work. He once again *lay on the sidewalk and watched me crab walk that piece of plastic down the sidewalk.

The story (and walk) ends with me carrying Miller the final block home. Mom carried Thomas.

You saw that coming, right? If so, you’re steps ahead of me. Pun. Intended.

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Highlight: I heard this song on Friday and have been listening to it on repeat pretty much ever since, so much so that Miller is now randomly saying Despacito. Obsessed.

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Life’s Little Lovelies: For as long and drawn out as that walk was…I secretly enjoyed it. That’s the crux of being a mom. Your kid, the laundry, the dishes, keeping up with food and grocery shopping, the constant constant constant interaction and responsibility can rid you of patience and sanity, and still? You love it…

Walk

Miller is in the frame with me, unseen, because he’s still lying down.

 

…even if it doesn’t always look like you do.

What are your Human Highlights from the week?

*I looked up the past tense of lie. According to the interwebs, it’s lay. So while this looks incorrect, apparently it’s right.

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