... so if I feel like taking a day off from the environment, I guess I can, right?
Because sometimes you don't want to talk about environmentalism or lifestyle change or any of the other constantly over-earnest stuff you usually say.
Sometimes, you just want to say how much you dig your girl.
So, tonight, we're at the Hudson River Park and a woman is stretching after her run. Isabella asks me what the woman is doing. I tell Isabella, "Why don't you go ask her?"
So Isabella marches over and, straining my ears, I hear Isabella say, "What are you doing?"
"Running," says the woman.
"No, when you were bending over like this," Isabella says, and doubles over.
Next thing, after this unknown woman has explained why runners need to stretch, she is showing Isabella all her family pictures in her phone and Isabella is asking questions.
Isabella stands up, runs over to me, hugs me, kisses me, grabs a handful of blueberries from our picnic and goes back to the lady.
I love watching Isabella develop relationships with people, completely independent of me.
If you can't take the time to brag about your kid, is the planet even worth saving?
Have a great weekend!
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