Believe it or not, we still have some young ducks around, though they are now teenagers, not babies, and will soon be old enough to fly the coup. But teenagers will be teenagers no matter what, and all moms need a break from the rambunctious brood sometimes. Momma Mallard was no exception. At first, she and her brood were all resting peacefully by the shore.
But as soon as she saw me, she started waddling over to me as fast as she could, as if asking me to give her a much needed break. She needed some “me time”. She needed to get some attention too. She loved being the center of attention for these few minutes.
After a few minutes respite, she decided she should head on back to the gang. After all, they are teenagers. You don’t want to leave them alone for to long. You just never know what kind of mischief they will get into.
We all need a break sometimes, even if only for a few minutes. It’s OK to step away for a bit to regroup and to catch your breath from all that life throws at you sometimes.