"Can we take Teddy for a walk around the block?" my son asked.
I had just come home from a long day of teaching and three errands after work. Miles to go before I sleep, as the poem goes. Dinner to cook, work to do....
"Sure," I said.
As we neared the turn back to our house, my son said, "I wish we could go another block but I know you are really busy"
"We can," I said and so we walked another few blocks with our puppy.
We chatted, we laughed, we hurried Teddy along as he marked every tree, fire hydrant and pole.
Out of a long day with many to-do's, I am so glad we took the walk. I am glad I said yes.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski