Today is Thursday and so that means it's time to
with the Anderson Crew.
Tuesday the girls and I decided to have a picnic. It was the day before school started_ I had had to go run some errands that morning_and all I kept feeling was the "momma guilt". This was there last day home and I wanted to do something kinda fun for them. Not spend the day grocery shopping.
Grayson had gone to work with his dad so it was just us girlies together. But everything seemed to be working against us. I had a zillion & 1 things I needed to get done plus I've had a sinus infection or a cold of some kind for around 4 days now. I have felt yucky. It's zapping my energy level and I rarely feel bad and I don't do well feeling bad. :)
Anywho they kept begging for chic-fil-a while out picking up some snacks & groceries. So I caved and we went through the drive thru. We came home and I was racking my brain trying to think of what we could do...something that didn't require a lot of "energy".
I finally told them to go get the blanket and we would have a picnic outside. They gathered our things and we went out under our favorite tree in the backyard.
Nothing fancy...but to them it was... uninterrupted time that speaks you are more important.
I left my phone, the computer, and we just sat & played.
I think I may have enjoyed it more than them.
Thanks to chic-fil-a and our kids meals we were able to be entertained by playing with our prize, Pictureka. Then they got tired of that and we had to get our UNO on for a bit.
Once again I was reminded ... it's the little things...that mean so much.
Like Polynesian Sauce...gosh it's so good....
A kind word_ a hug_ a smile_ unplugging_ time spent_ being present amidst all the chaos_
the world in which we live seems to scream chaos.
The have to have_ have to get_ have to be.
Yet I'm reminded we can have the present and that can be.... just enough. :)