That Was Too Far, Daddy

Al likes to give the Beaner some room to roam, but he has a mental line that causes him to call, "that's too far, buddy!" I think it seems gentler to him to say "that's too far" than to shout, "{Beaner}, come back here!" as many a panicked parent would (and I sometimes) do.

A couple weekends ago we had walked to the bakery to buy some bread, and on the way back we went through Rittenhouse Square. At this point the Beaner was walking, Al was pushing the empty stroller, and I was taking photos of Al, the Beaner, and anything else that looked interesting (as usual). Al started to play a game of "chase me", and took off with the stroller. The Beaner had a panicked child moment, and ran after Al, waving his arms. Here's the clip:

Posted by Lori in parenthood at 11:49 AM on June 3, 2007