We bike to the beach town a few miles away and spend a mellow morning playing in the fountain. Bursts of water shoot up intermittently and children squeal. There is shade from several overhanging trees and benches populated by parents and tired toddlers.
We mosey to an outdoor cafe' for smoothies and ice coffee. On the way home I feel the weight shift behind me. I glance back to see my little one nodding in her seat, fast asleep.