This has been my life lately...
...that is Jude, in a picture taken by me, while standing far up in the Hollywood Hills, over the Hollywood Sign. Yes, Jude has discovered hiking. Jude hikes. I trudge. Which I would define as begrudged hiking.
In the past week, I have trudged to the Hollywood Sign, trudged miles and miles around Catalina Island at Cub Scout camp, and trudged about 3 more miles on a school field trip through Downtown LA.
I fear that this is only the beginning of the summer, and therefore the beginning of the trudging. We sat and made a list of things we wanted to do over the summer, and 9 out of 10 of them involved more trudging.
And it has suddenly occurred to me that...I don't particularly like trudging. In fact, I'm not even really particularly outdoorsy. I much prefer to be indoors. Reading a book or watching tv or fiddling on my computer. But suddenly here I am, standing over the Hollywood Sign with sore feet and a sunburn.
And a happy little boy.
And of course that's all it's about, really. When did that happen? When did I start ignoring my exhaustion and misery and needs and comfort in order to make that little boy happy?
This parenting thing can be kind of a bitch, can't it.
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