Claudine’s preschool meets in the Park one day a week. Check back with me when it gets really cold, but so far, it’s been really lovely to walk into the park, walk by this gorgeous building pictured above, through a short wooded path, and into class. She spends most of her days with her class group which is only 7 kids big, but the 2 older classes merge on this day for a bigger class with their 4 teachers.
This is what the street looks like these days. Not as majestic as Storm King, but still very pretty. The walk up to the park is just about a mile. At the beginning of the school year, it took us about 40 minutes to walk with Claudine, some days with lots of stopping and wailing. I have to remember that she just got out of the stroller a mere 4 months ago, so we need to be patient. 2 months into the school year and she is doing much better. She’s been conditioned to walking longer distances. Aside from the fact that I physically couldn’t push her in the stroller anymore (the walk up is actually a slight hill and she’s huge for her age), I think it’s great for the kids to walk. I do dislike all the strapping and unstrapping of car seats every time we want to get to someplace in the burbs. It’s nice to be able to leave your apartment and just walk to wherever you need.
But like I said, check back with me during the dead of winter. Hoping it won’t be as brutal as last year.
ps. I’ve had this horrible migraine-like headache since Sunday early afternoon. When I close my eyes and touch them, it hurts (I know, so don’t do that). What does it mean?