Corrigan and I have been keeping busy in the mornings while Connor has soccer practice. Today we headed to our local community college to take a hike on the nature trail. Cor was apprehensive for most of the walk, you can tell when he is anxious by how tightly he purses his lips, but he stopped often to check out plants and fallen walnuts, and his ears perked up each time he heard a bird or something rustle in the woods.
We started out at the Zen maze and then headed into the forest.
I couldn’t coax a smile out this kid to save my life. That’s okay, I enjoy the serious expressions too. It was humid this morning and his little curls were springing up along his hairline as we went along.
Corrigan was pretty perturbed with me when we reached the water and I would not let him climb down to swim. He kept signing the word “bath” and “please” to no avail. I was not his favorite person for a little while after that.
It was a nice way to spend an hour though and I think we will head back out again later in the week. Maybe I will see a smile the second time around!