I walked briskly, weaving through hundreds of children, as I made my way to the designated after school meeting spot. I saw another mum darting across the oval, much like myself. What caught my eye was the woman’s exaggerated side to side movements. Then I noticed a little boy in a still-too-big uniform slightly ahead of her. His brown curly head bobbed up and down as he gleefully jumped on his mother’s shadow as it moved from side to side. I thought: often ‘the world’ doesn’t see these moments of investment. The little things mothers weave into their day, even amongst the busyness. I admired this mother who turned a walk across the oval into fun connection with her one. I was reminded of the value of threading small significance into regular activities in everyday life. Because they matter.
First published on the BAFM Facebook Page here.