Throughout our days with these kids growing like weeds, we feel like we need to do more. We need to enrich their lives with experiences. Sports, camps, the zoo, theme parks (Tweetsie photos soon, btw), trips to the beach and the fair are just a few that come to mind as I type. We plan out all these things with precision and care. We want to give them happy memories..I get it. But then sometimes you are 3 activities deep and just going “what the hell was I thinking?”. Sometimes the memories are perfect. Happy smiles. No tantrums. No low blood sugar rage.
Other times your toddler refuses to even step foot in soccer class and you are throwing the $35 to the city like “oh well”. We just try our best and hope the wine supply is there when we get home. It’s kind of a crap shoot, honestly.
All that said, lately I have found a little slice of relaxation in this mess. I didn’t really plan for it but for a few months we have had a good number of Sunday afternoons at home. I’ve picked up the groceries (seriously…start online ordering groceries. It’s the best $16 a month I spend) and the boys go for rest time. Kevin is usually watching football, folding laundry or vacuuming. I go in the kitchen and I prep. I clean. I cook. I may turn on some music over the bluetooth speakers and dance around. Somewhere in there the boys will come down from rest and we dance together. We play “sneak attack” where the boys run around the house and we pelt them with squishy balls. I put food in the oven and we venture outside. We ride bikes. We swing. We play cops and robbers. We build race tracks. We play with Snap Chat filters. Landon has even taken to help me decorate for Halloween. We teach Ollie to retrieve beers from the fridge. It’s pretty freakin quaint.
I love these days. These days of nothing. The giggles. The juice boxes on the porch. I know these days can’t be planned but man I wish we could.
Sundays are my sweetest day. I never want to forget.
October 17th was Sweetest Day. While we were happily riding a train and ferris wheel, the lovely folks at Shari’s Berries sent us some treats to share. When the boys saw these giant chocolate strawberries, their eyes bulged. If you are looking for a great deliverable gift that won’t die in the vase, you definitely should try them out.