Next time I try to convince myself that my greek + italian heritage is going to pull through, smack me. My irish side showed itself last night after an over 80* day out in the sun with the kids and sun burned shoulders to show off. The freckles are out and I am SO happy to have warm sunny days with my loves. What the heck is it about the stinky sweaty summer smell on a kid that never gets old? When you can spike up their hair from their sweat and use an entire wipe scrubbing dirt off of their palms.
I love it so.
It is amazing what a little “we have nothing to do” time can do for the soul. Two hours of just wondering around the park. Gawking at the baby ducklings and staring in amazement at the water snakes, a quick sprint following after watching them slither onto the shore.
They are at their best when I just let go. Leave the errands and laundry behind. In these very moments it is SO very hard not to feel lazy. Even though I chasing them, playing with them, I feel guilty not doing things around the house. But look at those faces, forget about that damn house!
“Oh, you wanted a normal picture mom!? Nice try!”
At our local park you can fish and take a canoe ride … this summer is sure to hold many adventures. The canoe thing I’ll have to warm up to. I went for boat rides all the time on Chautauqua lake as a kid …. but that boat had a motor. I need to know I can reach land, alive.
Those are my sunglasses by the way, honestly anything of mine becomes theirs. There is not one meal I can make for myself without these little rascals consuming 70% of it.
These trees right now are insanity. Every car ride the boys and I chat about the ones we want to plant in our backyard one day and have picnics under.
It was a beautiful, hot and sunny day. My shoulders are red and smothered in coconut oil and I feel like I accomplished nothing. It is exactly how I need to start spending my days with these littles.