This morning I woke up with a sense of panic and anxiety that I had to hurry and get ready for something. Every other day I have some important reason to lurch out of bed and get the show on the road. But today there was nothing on the agenda. I literally had no where to be, nothing to do… The whole day was wide open in front of me and I was completely free to enjoy every minute of it.
I’m so used to having a packed schedule that it actually took several hours to adjust to the fact that the day was all my own. Even my husband was surprised that I had nothing planned. For once, I was going to be able to enjoy the weekend.
So what did I do? I drank my coffee in the living room, savoring two whole cups of coffee in one of my favorite mugs. When you’re always on the go, drinking coffee at home instead of in a travel mug in your car is a big deal.
The kids stayed in their jammies until almost lunchtime.
I leisurely braided the girls hair.
I carried Johnny around A LOT. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
I went to visit my parents. The little guys spent the first hour there running in mad circles around the house. With at least 12 different spots to sit, they all wanted to sit in Papa’s favorite chair!
I went for a bike ride with my dad. He’s really into electronic bikes, so we took them out for a spin. These things are pretty cool. They have a throttle, like a motorcycle, and have a little motor. It sure was nice not having to struggle up those steep San Diego hills on a hot day!
As soon as it was cool enough to play outback, the kids were in toddler-and preschooler-heaven. Dirt, swings, slides… everything a busy little guy needs to have fun. They ran barefoot through the drought-parched grass until they almost couldn’t stand anymore.
The girls got their dresses so dirty but I don’t care. It’s all about finding ways to enjoy the weekend, right? A little dirt never hurt anyone.
It was such an enjoyable day, and I feel very blessed to have had this chance to slow down. What did you do this weekend?