Yesterday had the potential to turn into "one of THOSE days". Where at any moment Momma would lose her stuff. For no reason either.
So instead of loosing it, just after lunch I ignored the toys all over the house. The art supplies all over the kitchen table. The dirty dishes on the counter. The fact that there was 10 minutes until rest time. The dirty laundry waiting to go down to the washer. I asked Ree if she wanted to go on an adventure? Well my adventure loving girl had her socks, shoes & coat on faster then I could get out of my chair.
We took a drive to the other side of the city to the beaches. There was no one there except the sea gulls. It was gorgeous. The breeze was only slightly chilly. The sun was shinning bright. The water was frozen way out. It was amazing. We didn't get out but for a few seconds. I forgot the baby carrier at home & there was no way I was carrying the baby seat, nor taking the baby OUT of the seat. It wasn't that warm after all! But we rolled down the windows and just sat for a little bit.
When we got home Ree ASKED to go up for a rest. She proceeded to play legos quietly in her room for the next hour. I enjoyed the time by writing out some of the thoughts I had while we were out.
It felt good to throw it all to the wind and get out of the house for a little bit. And somehow at the end of the day, the dishes were clean, the laundry was washed, the toys were picked up. And Momma was calmer then she would have been had we not gotten out of the house for a bit.
I need to remember to do this more often!