Ever wake up in the morning and just know it’s going to be a great day?
Well, that’s what happened to me. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it’s a wonderful feeling.
It was a beautiful sunny morning. I arose feeling well rested and full of energy. I then gave the girls a choice of a more decent breakfast - not the pop tart, instant oatmeal, or cold cereal they usually get. I even did the breakfast dishes immediately and not 5 hours later.
I spent some quality time with Girlie Girl playing with her Easy Bake Oven. It’s amazing how good a cake that has been cooked by a light bulb can taste. And even though it can be devoured within 2 bites, it’s the actual preparation that’s the most fun.
Lunchtime was spent at a nearby park. I let Girlie Girl make our sandwiches while I packed the rest of our picnic. We took the kite and some bubbles, loaded up the wagon, and headed out. Baby Bug had a great time running around and buring off all that excess energy.
Back home, everyone took a nap together- including me.
Yes, it was a great reminder that even though life’s responsibilites don’t always allow for rest and relaxation on a daily basis, we should still try to make the most of the the opportunities that we do get.
When was the last time you spent some real quality time with your family? What did you do?
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