Playing Hooky

Today, I geared up to get stuff done before noon, like I’ve been trying to do for the last couple of weeks.

Instead, the beautiful weather outside kept beckoning me to come and enjoy it. And I did.

I forgot about the dishes in the sink, and the clothes that needed to be separated. I forgot about the shelves that needed dusting, and the mail that needed opening. I forgot about all of the papers that I needed to shred and dispose of. I forgot about all of that extra work that I just had to do at the moment and decided to live IN the moment.

So I got my children dressed, and even went and got my cellist out of school early – yes, I usually caution against this, but ISAT testing is done for him, and he’s been SO stressed lately, he needed it – and we headed to the park for some silly time. He got to hang out with a bunch of boys his age that he didn’t have to worry about putting on airs for – and the ladybug sat on the teeter totter with several “big” girls while they cooed over her and teetered her to her hearts delight.

The twizzlers were content with just being outside in a different mode than usual. No strollers, no baby carriers, no mei-teis, no wraps. They were free!

I only snapped a couple of photos of Lil’ Miss Twizzler in the swing (I have GOT to get better at doing group shots) but she was having a blast.

And guess what? All of that stuff that I forgot, didn’t forget me, so there was still something to come home to. Thank goodness Mr. Houseful loves me so much, because he came and handled the majority of it. I’ll keep him.


  1. MELISASource says:

    Kudos to you!! I applaud you pulling yourself away from the daily routine to get out and enjoy a day in the park! With so much on the to-do list from day to day, we often convince ourselves that we can’t take those type of moments–that our agendas and duties must be completed first. It’s so important to take breaks–especially when we can sense that it’s needed. I’m sure that all of you felt completely rejuvenated just by taking that one day to relax and have fun!

    • Natasha says:

      I won’t lie, it was hard to come back home to all of the stuff that wasn’t done, but I did enjoy myself immensely with all of my babies. I don’t get to spend enough time doing nothing. Thanks for stopping by!

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