A tree to climb and a dog to run beside; that’s all this boy needs to bring a smile to his face.
Oh and maybe a big stick to bash the misshaped tree root which loomed large and black in front of us.
He didn’t say it but I could tell, feel it in my bones, that he wanted this photo taken. King of the hill. Lord of the trees.
We’re at that age where I can sometimes be greeted with an eyeroll or a deep, dramatic sigh if I suggest we all pile off to the woods for a few hours.
It’s like a switch is flicked at the age of 12 and the pre-teen shoulder slump kicks in.
To be fair, he does his best to fight it. Once we’re there, his cheeks bloom, his knees get steadily dirtier and he’ll run and climb and jabber jabber jabber none stop, whether someone is listening or not.
And he will flop into the sofa upon our return, exhausted and spent because he doesn’t do anything by half and he will give a deep, dramatic sigh of contentment.
This post is for week 223 of The Photo Gallery: The theme is: Boys.
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