Caught up in the endless round of activity that permeates life with school-age children, it is sometimes difficult to pause to just… appreciate. I certainly found this to be the case when I was raising a child in elementary school. Autumn is one of the busiest seasons, when the beginning of a new school year means days filled with shopping for school supplies, signing up for after-school activities, and shlepping kids to those same activities.
Amid the traditional fall activity, I was always happy to grab quiet hour with my daughter away from the many demands on us. This is what happened during one of those all-too-infrequent, precious times.