Now that Jon is traveling more for work I have had the experience of having all 4 kids up, fed and dressed and ready to climb the hill. After the first couple times of that I had a thought. Could the school add a new bus stop for us? I stopped in at the office to talk to the bus coordinator and by the next week we had a brand new bus stop. It a much shorter walk and almost all of it flat.
It may not seem like a big deal, but carrying about 18 pounds of love that is Malachi and pushing Garrett in a stroller while herding Ben and Addie across busy streets is stressful enough.
Another plus of our new routine is the view. The sun is rising as I walk to the bus stop and back right now which is an added plus.
This is La Defense
and of course, The Eiffel Tower
This morning I took the big kids and I let Jon stay home with the little boys. After I put the kids on the bus I realized that I was all by myself! As a nursing mother, and a mother of 4 children that almost never happens. I was able to walk down a flight of stairs and I was able to take some photos. I am so thankful for my family, but I realized that I am thankful for a few minutes of solitude as well.