One of the hardest things about this summer was that it was just too hot to do much outside with Fox (as is true with every Arizona summer). To cure our cabin fever, we usually just went to the store or something lame like that. To say I've been looking forward to fall is a bit of an understatement. Let's just say, one of my biggest fears lately had been that Fox would somehow suddenly decide he hated his stroller for some reason -seriously, I love taking him on walks so much that this thought truly frightened me. Luckily, that wasn't the case. He still loves walks (hallelujah!) and we've been going on at least two a day now that the weather is finally at a bearable temperature (told you I love taking him on walks).
Ok, confession: part of why I've been taking him on multiple walks a day has been because I've been listening to an audiobook as we stroll around the neighborhood -and I'm already sucked into it. I used this same idea last winter when I took Fox on walks almost everyday. Back then, I was listening to The Dangerous Animals Club by Stephen Tobolowsky, which I HIGHLY recommend! Seriously, I felt like Stephen and I were great friends by the time I finished that one -and you would want him as your friend, just to hear all of his stories. This time, I'm listening to Divergent by Veronica Roth. It's a YA novel that apparently everyone has already read, except me. I just get sucked into books so easily, I really can't wait until Fox and I go on our walk(s) today so I can find out what happens next!
sidenote: we also sometimes play on the playgrounds in the neighborhood. The real/main reason I love taking Fox outside is because I know he loves being outside and all there is to explore and see. I swear I'm not as selfish as I made it sound above when I basically wrote that I only take him on walks so I can listen to my book:)