Our destination was for ice cream & movies. Sometimes leaving the “To-dos” for another day is jut what we need. Taking a step out of my comfort zone, of our nightly rhythm, and shall we say taking a “walk” on the wild side.
Time stood still for this short journey. I was able to take notice of of the little things. I was able to remember how to make learning fun.
Have you ever seen my guy have so much fun with spelling. He is learning to spell pee and poop. Yes, pee and poop. Using potty language is the way to my boys head and heart.
When time slows, we have more fun, we take less for granted, we truly feel the love our lives have to offer. All of that living, love, and laughter knocked this little gal out. Soon after we walked in silence and I began to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, even in the city.
The daylight was changing to dusk, the light peered through the tangled tree branches with plump full leaves reminding me it is indeed spring, the surrounding mountains begged me to climb them during the summer months, and for a few moments all was still, quite, and perfect.
My quite thoughts were happily interrupted by my boy saying, “Mom look at me, Mom look at me, Mom!” I turn around and see him walking the plank wearing his happiness in a big smile. As soon as I raised the camera, he slipped and caught himself before falling into the bushes. He laughed, I laughed, Lillitha politely giggled.
The humor, the treats, the tricks, the beauty were all more than worth leaving the messes behind.
The messes and the to-dos will always be here. My children are growing every minute of everyday and I am making a vow to leave it all behind more often.
My guy and gal were pooped after all the fun and love, but still determined to end the night as promised with a movie. Within a few minutes of the movie beginning, my girl was asleep. I lay her down, moved into the chair with my guy, where momma knit and son watched.
Gnomeo & Juliet , knitting, snuggles, and sleeping beauties, what else could I ask for on a Friday night?