My normal Saturday morning run was a little different this week. My husband told my 3 year old daughter she could accompany me. At first, I wasn’t very excited about his offer because I knew she would slow me down and she is impossible to get out the door. Why is getting shoes and socks on so hard for little kids?
Needless to say, my patience was wearing a little thin by the time we got out the door. But as soon as we started running, she turned around and looked at me with her big hazel eyes and mouth wide open smile I immediately felt bad for losing my patience with her 2 minutes ago. I let her lead the way which took us around the pond and some fun trails. She loved it and I loved it. We laughed, sang songs and I gave her piggy back rides up the hills.
Missing my normal long Saturday run didn’t really matter anymore and I realized what was more important this morning. Sometimes we just need to forget our normal routines and spend more one-on-one time with the people we love. I’m grateful my husband volunteered me or else I wouldn’t have had this special moment with my beautiful little girl. Best Saturday morning run ever.