Every day, and usually twice a day, Mary nestles her babies into the stroller, tucks her hair into a ponytail and announces, “I’m taking my babies for a walk.”
Neither seeking nor accepting company, she ventures out alone and arrives home ten minutes later joyful and proud. And what better place to stretch her boundaries than under the safe, watchful eyes of all our sweet neighbors?
She didn’t want me to follow her; but on a perfect June evening, how could I resist?
Skipping up the hill,
(she knows she’s cute)
past the Bills and the Storheims, almost to the Herrschers and the Jarvis’– all people who adore my little girl and wish the best for her
sometimes she’s silly and lets the carriage roll ahead
but mostly, she’s a perfect little mommy