We did a good job pretending it was summer. It was 74 degrees which was good enough for me. We packed our things and took advantage of the fact that our city is on this big awesome lake that makes you feel like you are at the ocean if you squint your eyes a bit. But it's still April and we don't live on the ocean so the lake water was ice cold but they didn't seem to care. Here's to a great spring break with my little guys enjoying our city.
At the first hints of a nice day I am plotting where we should go, what to do...what new place to explore. So today wasn't entirely what I had in mind but we took this crazies to Toys R Us because my big guy had allowance burning a hole in his pocket. And maybe this outdoor time wasn't the hiking, rock exploring trip I had in mind for today...but it was good to be outdoors together, all the same. Most of the time it's just me at the playground with the boys as daddy is at work. So having him there was just perfect. We all played, chased and tickled together. Simple is sometimes the best.
This morning he told me his was bored and asked to play on the ipad...I think he's starting to figure out that the word bored doesn't do much for me. You're bored...the last thing I am going to let you do is zone out on electronics. I am trying my hardest to raise boys who read, explore, get dirty, play outdoors, build...create. So he was bored...and I let him be bored. Until he wasn't...until he had an idea that sparked his interest in that moment. We played candy land and taught our baby little. And then he pulled out the checkers and taught our 3 year old all by himself. Sure, I think big brother was making most of the plays, but little E didn't know any better and loved it all the same. Boredom is there to remind you to look around and find something that maybe you hadn't thought of for a while.
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