We went for our first walk in the walker outside today. It was a gorgeous, sunny afternoon so we decided to go for a stroll on the side walk. There were some kids playing street hockey up ahead and Sebastian was excited to walk in their direction. Even though they were at the other end of the street, kids playing are a huge motivation for Sebastian. He was walking quickly with a huge smile on his face. There was also a little girl about his age walking towards us with her mom, which also made him happy. Unfortunately, the mother decided to cross over to the other side of the street so she wouldn’t have to pass us. I kept smiling but I wanted to cry. We decided to focus on walking towards the shadows of the trees and made it to two before turning around. Once Sebastian could see his own shadow, he was less interested in walking and also getting tired. We snapped a few photos, made some shadow puppets and headed back inside for a cool afternoon treat of coconut ice cream. I put on a happy face for the rest of the afternoon even though it was really tugging at my heart.
Has anyone ever avoided you and your child in such an obvious way?