We have been having these amazing 70-degree weather days. I see each of these days as a gift. We have been outside a lot.
My children are at ages that I personally think are really adorable. I am really enjoying them. I recently read that, if you have to choose between cleaning and cuddling, you should cuddle. That’s definitely easier said than done, but I know that it must be true. I simply cannot believe how quickly my kids are growing up.
The other day we walked to the park, savoring each drop of sunshine. That’s something that is great about the weather changing—you know that you need to put aside your regularly scheduled programming, and just really enjoy a good weather day when you have one. People in California take the good weather for granted. People in Indiana (or at least in my neighborhood) all come out to socialize and be in their yards when the weather is nice.
The girls played while I sat on a bench and watched. Then we all took turns being “human pizzas” while letting the others put toppings on us—dried leaves, acorns, twigs, berries, etc. (One of their current favorite books is “Pete’s a Pizza.”) We all had such a great time.
I love the opportunity to just be with my kids, and watch them have fun. It’s the random, joyful moments like this that make mothering so rewarding.