Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rainy day

Well, the weather has been nothing less than delightful around here lately...seriously, this is NOT normal July weather for Ohio. But we've been enjoying the cooler temps and low humidity just the same! Today when I woke up, it was raining. Not a pounding rain, not a thunderstorm, but a nice steady, light rain. Perfect!!!

I'd really like to just hang out around here all day, piddling around doing laundry, weeding out closets, and stripping beds...but I won't. I'm spending the day with my kiddos! We're going up to the $1.00 theatre (which is now actually the $1.50 theatre) to see Monsters vs. Aliens, and then we're headed across the street to Graeters for ice cream and a little playland time. I can think of no less than 52 things I could (and need to) do around here today, but it can all wait. Summer is more than halfway over, and I spend too much time working at work and working at home. And although my kids are most always with me, I'm not really spending time with them.

Today will be different.

We will sneak our own yummy popcorn into the movies. We'll laugh and giggle and cuddle while we watch the movie and snack on our popcorn. We'll go to Graeters and spend lots of time tasting and deciding what flavors to get. The we'll sit and chat a little while we enjoy our ice cream...and before the kids run off to play on the banana teeter-totter or the ice cream cone slide. And on the way home, both kids will fall asleep in the car and continue to nap for an hour after we get home. Of course, there will be no fighting or arguing of any sort! Not today!! Not on this day when I'm giving them all of my attention...

Hey, a girl can dream, right?


Kate said...

enjoy the movie!

Julie said...

A movie and graeters? Sounds like the perfect day to me :)

terri said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day. I know how tempting it is to do all the things on the to-do list, but the kiddos grow up all too fast, right?

Jen said...

What a wise woman you are---to recognize that the work never ends but the kids DO grow up. YAY for spending quality time (not just quantity) with your kiddos! If they're like mine, they eat up that attention like crazy. My kids are happy just doing nothing as long as I'm actually looking at them and listening to them with no other interuptions.
You're a great mom and I hope it was a fabulous day. And if you figure out the key to having no aruguing--you'll become a millionaire! :0)

Teresa said...

I hope you enjoyed this day! Too many Mom's don't take the time out to do that...and I get's hard but it's so necessary and I'm finding so many benefits as I do this more and more.

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