The Pie Baker

Fresh from the Oven

Keeps on Running

One of my daughter’s favorite things to do is run. She runs everywhere – in the yard, in the house, in the laundry room, she even finds a way to run in the bathtub. So when she is captivated by the wind rushing through her wispy hair and focused on her next destination, she tends not to hear me say, “Come back, please.” She just keeps on running – as if the shushing sound of the wind in her ears completely blocks out any other sound – especially one that shares same frequence as my voice!

I will never figure out what happens inside a child’s mind that leads them to bolt out of our grasp like an ill-behaved dog escaping the yard. The comparison may sound cruel, but there have been times when I thought, “well, she’ll come home when she’s hungry.” (just kidding) The last thing I want to do is start trotting along after her because I’m pretty sure NOBODY wants to see that! I’d look like some drunken rhino who also has an ear infection – not pretty.

Will ever slow down, I wonder? Will she run and run and run until she looks back at life one day and think that it all went by too fast? Oh, no….that would be me.

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February 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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