I haven't done anything for Illustration Friday [link]
in a long while, so here is this.
When you're a child, you notice all kinds of things adults miss, since you are closer to the ground. And so much is new and fascinating... you want to stop and explore, but all too often adults want to hurry you along.
The mother here is hurrying to catch the bus, she's seen hideous puddle-dwelling monstrosities many times before and certainly doesn't want to waste her time gawking at them. Besides, they've been shopping all day and her feet hurt.