Yesterday I got up early and took care of a long list of tasks and things for me before anyone was awake. I so wanted to keep my morning and afternoon open and free to do things with my kids.
With many a household tasks, “tidying” projects, the girls’ ballet program in July, and the bridal shower, my time with the kids this summer has been spent reading together or in the kitchen together in between their own play and neighbor play. I want and need our August to be all about fun and family. Lots of adventures, slow moments, thrilling moments, and everything in between.
So yesterday we made new barrettes and pins (oh, how I miss covering buttons!), finished another Josephina book on the couch, made our own coconut milk fudgsicles, went out walking/biking, cleaned out their individual art room cubbies, and so on. The day flowed that way–the way that works so well in our home–of time together, time apart, time together, time apart.