Wow! I feel like I've been gone for months not just a week or so. Lots has happened, yet so little got checked off my list. Well, I tend to have very lofty goals for myself, but mothering does teach you how to adjust your expectations of what really can happen in a week... a day... even a morning. The most important "to dos" did get crossed off:
playing with friends: check
playing barefoot outside: check
playing in the woods: check
playing down at the creeks: check
playing and creating at the barn: check
playing in new ten year old kinds of ways: check
playing in pajamas in the middle of the day: check
Are you noticing a common theme?
Yes, there has been a lot of playing goin' on around here!
This weekend I finally found some time to do my own special kind of playing. Getting my hands dirty! We planted pansies and violas (it's not really April until these cool climate flowers are in pots and buckets all around front and back porches of my house). We even began the process of readying the garden... we'll be planting peas in the next few days! Whoopeee!