It’s usually the time we arrive at the park. I collect The Kid from his daymother just before 4 and then we go home to collect The Boyfriend, and we head out to a park we discovered that’s about a 5 minutes drive from our house.
Every afternoon when I collect him, he greets me with a shriek of joy, and asks me with squirmy expectancy if we’re going to the park today. Sometimes I have to say no, because it’s been just too bloody cold lately for it to be pleasant outdoors.
Yesterday was the perfect day. Warm in the sun, not too windy. The Kid didn’t even bother with the swings or merry go-round this time. He was all about the SLIDE. He went down the slide backwards, forwards, upside down and times a million.
So even though it’s usually still rather cold, and I’m usually (at that time of the day) hungry, tired and whiney – just seeing this smile – makes this my favourite time of day. And totally worth the effort.
And not for reasons you’d think.
What’s your favourite time of day?