Are you babysitting today, a lady with her 8 month old down at the park asked me. My son had taken to jaunting off at this point. I smiled. Babysitting is what you do with other people's children, I said. I'm just out here chilling with my son, I thought.
It's a journey of a lifetime, parenting, with lots to learn along the way, but what's becoming clear to me is that there is as much for me to learn from my son as there is to teach him.