All posts in jackson at play
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
we are getting ready for a really fun weekend, but first i want to remember what we did last weekend! i couldn’t even remember the last time i had been to my parents’ house and since the office was closed for moving i took the opportunity to visit high point. we left right after school on friday. we helped decorate the tree, ate lots of treats, saw Grandmommy, and visited old salem! mom and dad spoiled as….. as usual.
it was fun to take the kids to old salem, i always liked going and i had been wanting to take them at christmas time. we had a great time. mom and dad treated us to a wonderful lunch at the tavern and we loaded up on treats at the bakery. my kids ask A LOT of questions. they loved running in the town square.
it was special to stop by the college and academy where grandmommy attended in the 1930s (and jean in 1996 🙂
thanks mom and dad, we love you!
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).