I have so many happy memories from the years before my children were school age. Several times a week we would pack a lunch and head to the park. Sometimes we would meet friends, sometimes it would be just the 3 of us. To this day, whenever I drive past a park a get a little pang in my chest as memories flash by. It was a time before schedules and places to be. We could decide each morning what we wanted to do. My daughter loved go places and my son loved a “stay at home day” so I did my best to accommodate both their wishes.
I decided to take Maisie and Annie for a stroll down memory lane and we went back to some of the parks where the kids and I spent so much time. Obviously we didn’t have fun on the swings or slides and I was careful to keep the dogs away from areas where little ones were playing, but I did enjoy making some new memories with the dogs and remembering those fun times when the kids were little. And yes, I still had pangs of nostalgia.