with the shorter days and lower temps we have been in the house more. (currently on day 2 of home sick with jackson as well) while i do miss being outside with the kids more after school we have gotten some play time in and some cozy days.
for our friday movie night i made my kids hot chocolate with marshmallows in mugs i had growing up. i could have just given them the marshmallows, that was all they were really interested in!
ive been letting maggie practice with kid scissors. pieces of paper everywhere…
baking to cheer up a chilly and gray monday morning
all things girly = maggie
painting and playdoh before 9 am
I feel like this gets talked about a lot but….it is so true. The range of experiences and emotions that one experiences as a (primarily) stay-at-home parent is mind blowing. Within a given day (ok, lets be real, 1/2 hour), I experience the highs of watching my children play, sharing their joy, observing their development, receiving and giving affection, etc. etc… I also experience the lows of meltdowns, physical exhaustion, loneliness, messes, you get the idea. Most days I find myself apologizing once or more to my kids for messing up (hey, moms have meltdowns too).
But for real. these faces. we’ve had a fabulous and long summer break and
it has been just. so. great.
*Just found this post in my drafts folder. Today we found out J’s new school won’t be ready as scheduled (new building). Summer has been extended until September 18th! Hooray for more summer days!
Enjoying a nice slow, summer day.