With all my whining and bitching about cleaning the house on my days off, I thought it might be good to record what was a great day for M and I yesterday. She went to school until noon while I ran errands. After school we went to the playground at one of our favorite parks, where poor M couldn’t get anyone her age to play with her. I’m constantly frustrated by the lack of extroverted kids wherever we go cause she really wants to play with someone who wants to play, too!
We then came home and had “quiet time” (I nap, she iPads), until she cheerfully announced it was time to get up. Out to the lake, where I took her on her first kayak ride. We paddled out to the sand bar and went swimming there, then had a heck of a time getting back into the boat as it flipped once and took on water that I just couldn’t really get out. We made it back ok, though. She told me, “Mom, that was a good trip!”
Out to the garden where she caught a grasshopper, we harvested a pumpkin and several tomatoes, and I mowed the grass. Dinner time came and I made us toasted garlic bread and broccoli and chicken stir fry, then we watched a little bit of Neverending Story, except she started sobbing when Atrayu almost dies in the Swamps of Sadness so maybe it was a little too old for her, still.
So, a good day, my girl and I together. I was feeling happy and relaxed and settled. I know better than to glamorize stay-at-home mom life, but if it was like this every day, I’d glamorize it all day long.