Friday, June 07, 2013
Today, instead of doing a bunch of errands, Forest and I went for a walk. We parked in a neighborhood. He rode his scooter and I walked. It was a shady walk through the greenspace between two suburban developments. Much of it was boardwalk. Because I'm taking doxycyclene for a tick bite I received, I wanted to stay out of the sun, and this was perfect. At one point, we were standing in the sun and I said, "We can't lollygag in the sun, because I will get a sunburn!" Forest, a lover of words said, "Oooh, what's lollygagging?" I told him I would show him once we got back to the shady part. So when we did, he said, "Now you can lollygag, Mama! Lollygag! Lollygag! Do it! I want to see it!" What a funny kid. I had to think about what active lollygagging really looked like. I slowed down, looked up at the trees, smiled, danced around a bit, and waved my arms. He giggled. So, today, my wellness included lollygagging. It also included listening to the middle school band with Eleanor and doing my workout when I couldn't sleep. Now I'm sleepy. I'm going to go lollygag in bed.