Sunday was one of those rare afternoons that I didn't feel like pulverizing both of my children. *Kidding!*
As most of you know, I have a five year old girl and a two year old boy. Their energy knows no bounds so most days I find something for us to go out and do so that my roommate can actually sleep. (She works third shift)
I have no car so we are utilizing the bus system at the moment and here in this little corner of Kentucky it takes FOREVER to get anywhere on the bus, then we have to stay wherever we go forever so the kids can get their energy out, then we have to take the bus home which also takes FOREVER - then it's time to fix dinner, give them a bath, help my little girl with her homework, let them watch a little TV - and then FINALLY fall into bed.
But Sunday was different. I didn't feel ran ragged by three pm; instead I felt great. We took a long walk to a nearby Dollar Tree and the kids picked out a butterfly net. We got a soda and took the long walk home and they tried to catch bugs and butterflies and falling tree pods in their nets. We wandered on into the house and made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and got a soda or two and took a blanket out in the field and had a picnic. Two of their little friends came outside to play with them and they played forever while I lay back on the blanket and watched them run about with the sun on my face. There was a perfect breeze and it had rained the day before so everything smelled fresh and new and both of my kids were smiling, laughing, playing - rolling down the hill over and over. I didn't even care about the inevitable grass stains,
When it was time to go in, I let them invite their little friends and they stayed out of my hair and in their room with them until almost six o'clock. I had dinner ready by the time their friends went home and we munched on a simple supper of French Fries and Fish Sticks with sweet peas and fruit cocktail. Then it was in the tub and a TV show, and both kids were out like lights come nine p,m.
I actually got to clean the house up a bit and sit down and read. It might not sound like it, but that was a Lazy Day for us.
I love Lazy Days.
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