Sometimes when there are a lot of chores to be done and you can't choose which one to do next...it's easier just to sit down and blog! On days when it's not raining, the girls and I walk to school to pick Ezra up. The kids always want to stay at the playground and play for a while. I have to admit that I don't always want to stay. I know we still have to walk home, I still have to make dinner, sometimes we have baseball practice, etc. But really, why not stay a while and let them get fresh air and exercise? So, unless it's really too cold for me to handle, or we have something seriously urgent to get home to--we stay. Caroline has been working on monkey bars and rings.
Ezra has the playground all figured out from the hours of recess time he's had this year.
Sometimes I wish I could imprison my little monkey.
And sometimes I'm scared of heights at the playground.
Sometimes Nora is too. She loves to hang--but I let go a little longer than normal in order to snap this photo and she was starting to panic. It was good to see a little fear in her face for once!
The walk home is something that I used to want to rush as well. But then I realized how much fun it is to just let all the kids walk at their own pace. Home is not going anywhere, my chores are not going anywhere. But they won't want to hold hands and skip home together forever.
So I'm learning to walk at the pace of a 2 year old (which has gotten quite a bit faster over the weeks) and forget time exists--because I won't be able to do that much longer.