Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A moment in time, gone

I was commenting today on my friend Laura's blog, and found myself making this long, wistful post about an image of me and my dogs that I wish I had.

I wish I had thought to have had a picture taken of myself when I used to walk both kids and the dogs 3 years ago. Anna was in the stroller, Colin was in the Baby Bjorn strapped to my chest, and Terlingua and Montana walked politely on the left with their leather leashes wrapped around the stroller handle. They were such polite walkers, there was no fear of them pulling the stroller over. I hardly had to do anything to command them but walk. Invariably, as we passed people on the hike and bike trail, they all said the same thing. "Looks like you've got your hands full!" Really, like, several times on the same walk. Same phrase, over and over.

They were wrong; this was an easy way for us all to get out and get some fresh air and exercise. It was a pleasure to be in charge of all of them.

Hard to believe it was such a short time ago, that Terlingua and Montana are now gone. We gave our neighbors the stroller, and now Anna rides her scooter and Colin rides his bike to the park. Francesca enthusiastically walks beside me, requiring much correction.

Sadly, this image of the four of us, out for a jaunt, is only in my mind's eye.


Sinda said...

And now, in ours.

EdamameMommy said...

So true, Sinda. I can really see them walking down the sidewalk together...Montana with her enthusiastic butt wiggle and Terlingua with those soulful, convincing eyes and a little foam in the corners of their mouths from the excitement of it all. Colin in the stroller with his blankie...Anna bright-eyed and short curly hair...Jenn in short shorts with her toned calf muscles and ZERO cellulite and a big travel mug of water in the cupholder.

A.Norma said...

Well at least you have your memories,Jenn.xx

c. flicken said...

I was thinking what sinda described your memory very well.