“Listen–are you breathing just a little and calling it life?” – Mary Oliver
Maybe this sounds funny, but it’s not every that I get to spend ALL day with my boys. Sure, I am there from the moment they wake up to the minute they are in put back in bed for the night but not all that time is spent just with them. Cleaning, hosting prep, errands, play dates/coffee times, chores all take time … away from us. Some days are meant to just get ‘er done but others need to be for just being together.
A goal of mine this year is to add more adventures to our weeks. And not feeling the need to invite someone else to join us but purposefully going by ourselves. It’s hard to not even call someone last minute, but I’ve been sticking to it (this may sound foreign to any introverts out there, but extroverts, you know what I’m talking about!) and we’ve had some pretty fun times as a result of it. To be just “the four of us” feels 1. like a funny thing to say as I still can’t believe I have THREE children(!) and 2. like the next best thing to it being “the five of us” when Papa can come.
I sometimes wonder what they will remember of our day to day life from this season – will they remember? Pictures will certainly jog their memories and I hope the weekly carrying on of adventures with just “the four of us” will too.
pic pix: zoo day, Jan.2016, Calgary Zoo