Good lord, I love me some spring time. After a long, cold winter, I love seeing the green pop up, the temperatures rise and everything coming back to life. Everything- including our schedule. On any given week between now and the end of school we have 4 baseball games a week and a concert/therapy session/swim lessons/whatever. So basically we’ve moving and shaking 3-4 weeknights every week which is fun. But exhausting. In order to work, pick up the kids, cook, eat, clean up, attend said event and get my kids to bed at a reasonable hour, our nights are scheduled down to the minute. Like, if I’m off by 5 minute from when I should have started dinner, instead of eating a home cooked meal, we’re getting McDonald’s drive through on the way to a game. That’s fine every once in a while, but that’s not the way I want my kids to eat daily.
So what I’m saying is we’re busy. Which makes it all that much sweeter when we say screw it (or, I say screw it, the kids don’t say that), throw the schedule out the window and just enjoy a beautiful day. Which is what we did today. First, we made friends. Well, the kids made friends. I stood 5 feet behind my kids and screamed at them not to put their fingers inside the fence because that swan was going to chomp them off (I loathe birds).
Then I let the kids play in the stream. Love, love, love that they are old enough that I don’t have to shadow their every move. They are smart enough to not try to actively drown themselves and the worst thing that will happen is they get wet.
The rain is supposed to start tomorrow and after 2+ weeks without it, we do need it. Knowing that it’s coming made soaking up the sunshine today all that more sweet.