Nicky and I came out of a doctor appt. at 10am and the whole (beautiful) day stretched in front of us. It was gorgeous out so I stopped and got a coffee (with no kids begging for chocolate milk) and took us for a walk by Wingra Creek and through Vilas Park. (with no kids begging to go in the zoo.) We walked for an hour and a half (with no complaining) and headed to the thrift store afterwards. (where no one begged for toys.) Nicky fell asleep on the way home and has been snoozing ever since.
Seriously. This is so awesome. I feel like someone is giving me a big present every morning and when I open it there is a card inside that says, "You can do whatever you want today!"
You know I love me some James and Ruby but it really feels like an 85lb. weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
Speaking of James and Ruby, they are still on my mind during the day. The most important thing I am doing for them while they are gone is preparing for their return. I am picking up the house and prepping dinner during the day so when they get home I can just hang out with them for the afternoon. We talk about school, empty their folders, have a snack and I listen to James read. They play outside, watch a little TV or we play a board game or walk to the park.
This is just such a nice change. If loving school is wrong, I don't want to be right.