We’re slowing getting back to normal. Amy is finally feeling a little more energetic again, so we made the most of the beautiful winter day by having a long walk. As you can see in the picture below, Amy had an absolute blast sliding up and down the frozen pathways.
Me? Not so much. I walked like a penguin with slow and wobbly steps while Amy pretended to be a figure skater. Despite, the odd balance act, we actually made it across the icy patches in one piece and could head into the forest for some winter fun.
Amy played with acorns and collected moss and sticks to build little houses for the fairies. Yes, that’s right – the fairies. She emphasised it every time she mentioned it and in the end, I felt as if I should actually know them. It was quite funny actually.
I was also surprised at how long we actually stayed in the forest. It was a freezing cold day (-3C but the wind made it feel much colder) and on Amy’s request, we weren’t wearing any hats or gloves (I don’t anyway). Amy, however, didn’t seem to notice. I think she just enjoyed not having to take ear drops every 30 minutes and being able to get out for longer than a quick rush to the supermarket. She was so happy for the rest of the day.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m so proud about how well she coped with everything for the last two weeks. Her mood really suffered during the last week, though. She was really emotional and tired and I’m just glad that I’ve got my smiley girl back. Surprising what a sunny winter day and some sliding around can do, right?