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Park Moments

It was a windy but the energy level of this one needs to be exhausted so we went out in the cold night.
And he did use his extra energy jumping up and down everywhere. The park where we visited is empty.
Usually there are bikers and skateboarders there. But tonight althe space si his and his alone.

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And since he is moving so much its so hard to get a decent shot of him. I have tons of photos and only few are clear.
In no time he asked me to remove some of his layers.
But its different with me as no matter how much I walk I seem to get colder by the minute so we would sneak inside the shops for free heater!
And for him to tinker around.

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and when my hands can move again, were out again =P

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So many things have changed with him in the last months that we are not blogging. He is now 7-1/2 and I am teaching him about consent.
A hard subject to teach to a child especially when sometimes I need to say no to his choices as they are still a child's choice.
Or even harder when he sees my choice or decisions not being respected by his father.
But on things that I know that would matter a lot, I give him the platform to choose and decide.
All of the photos that I am posting here now gets permission from him first. These are the ones that he is willing to share tonight.
There are some wacky ones but he said its only for us to look at and I respect that.

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Look at this serious wee bit mucky face shot! Where have my baby gone?!!!

So I really need to enjoy moments like this as he is growing up so fast. And that is what I am doing a lot more of lately:
enjoying walks and ordinary moments while trying to teach him about how to respect people's choices starting with respecting his.
Belated merry Christmas.

consent is my word of the week.

The Reading Residence


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 29th, 2017 11:54 pm (UTC)
I have to check photos too, even if I don't show their faces. The festive lights look wonderful. It might be cold, but I bet you have so much to see and hear on your walks. It is pitch black here and we need a torch to go out, if we don't want to risk tripping up or ending up in mud. Hope you have a good weekend. #wotw
Dec. 30th, 2017 08:12 am (UTC)
Looks like a great walk, lots to see and do and burn off some energy. My two are the same, rejecting their coats whilst I'm all huddled up in mine! They do grow so fast and consent and choices are powerful lessons to learn x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Kim Carberry
Dec. 30th, 2017 08:44 pm (UTC)
It looks like you had a fab time...
Ahh! I run everything past my girls that appears on my blog. I have quite a few photos each week that just go in the family album/folder.
Your boy really is growing up so fast...He's more young man than little boy now. xxx
Jan. 2nd, 2018 04:58 pm (UTC)
I cant believe how he is growing, such a handsome young man. And consent is such an important lesson to teach x
Jan. 4th, 2018 08:33 am (UTC)
He is certainly growing up fast! How lovely to have the park to yourself even if it was windy and cold. He looked like he was really enjoying himself. We're now at the stage too of having photos that are just for us to look at rather than sharing more widely. Happy New Year to you both x #WotW
Jan. 4th, 2018 09:59 am (UTC)
They really do grow up quickly so it's really important to enjoy those little moments even more x #LivingArrows
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