(Alexi's photos from the weekend.)
As you may recall, Alexi and Abbott are part of a Y Guides group; last weekend they went on their semiannual camping trip. These weekends seem to be so good for Abbott, for stepping out of his comfort zone. Sleeping somewhere other than his bed, walking outside in the dark, new sports and skills and activities, new foods. Hearing about and reflecting on Abbott's weekend has me thinking about the value of change in my own life. In what ways can I challenge myself to try new things? Varying my lunch routine (I tend to eat the same thing every day for months on end, until I get tired of it), parking in a different spot when I take the kids to school, listening to new music. Pretending another color is my favorite, to notice it more. Doing a crossword instead of reading a chapter. Something to think about.