We are learning that we DO have the time to have lots of fun – we just don’t take it enough.
The other morning out of nowhere, with a million things to do and a couch that beckoned us to do NOTHING (it was Joel’s Bday) we went to the baseball diamond in town. Aidan hit pitched balls and the girls ran wild!
Today, (after these grueling days in the garden) it rained and though I have been working out there, even in the rain during this last week, I said, “Enough is enough” and didn’t stick one finger in that dirt.
Instead Aidan and I watched a movie about Volcanoes,
We ordered a pizza,
I let the kids put makeup on me!
They started out wanting to “make me pretty” but got so punchy as soon as they realized they could make me look ridiculous!
Then we took horrid, hilarious photos,
& I chased them around the house like a dinosaur gone insane.
Not my most becoming moment I will assure you – teal eyeshadow on your cheek will do that to you but the squeals of delight up and down the hall will not soon be forgotten.
Wearing vintage hats at five in the morning and making your first trip to a baseball diamond are amazing events in the eyes of a child.
Sunday afternoons are not traditional in our house. I don’t make a potroast, I make a pizza and we plug in the Telly for NASCAR. Eating around the little coffee table. We celebrate every lap and Aidan pleases us with his creative centerpieces! This last week it was a white basket with a Junior car.
How is everyone doing?
Does anyone look, act or feel neglected?
What special memories have been made lately?
Are our kids experiencing the spontaneity and joy that is a right of childhood or are we dragging them down into our mess of stress, bills and a to-do list that is too long?
I hate it when people say, “This is something I am working on…” I think it’s showy and self congratulatory but here I go…
This is something I am/we are working on.
the world become with this newer attitude of mine…
Speaking of first time Momma’s – won’t you hop on over to “Beauty for Ashes” and please congratulate my Blogger friends Joannah on the birth of her long awaited daughter! Born today! (no post update yet) Joannah’s story is one I have been following for years now – It is one of bravery and INCREDIBLE faith in our Lord Jesus as she lost her dear husband last year but bravely went forward with their last embryo… one last shot at the dream of Motherhood she had had for so very long… she is amazing and I am sure holding that baby and celebrating with her whole heart right now!!!
I am over the moon with joy for her!