I had a post written and ready to go last week; but I never did hit publish. It was a post containing words like TERRIBLE, BAD, HARD, ATTITUDE, YELL.
I didn’t publish it because there was no real purpose to it other than for me to let off some steam. Tonight, I deleted the entire thing. Yes, we have tough days. No, I don’t sugar coat my life on this here blog. There are days with yelling and days when bad attitudes abound. But there are weekends like the one we just had. Weekends where the boys are the sweetest, most delightful, happy creatures ever. Weekends that I wish I could hit a button and repeat over and over again. And right now, that’s what I want to focus on.
The weather, thankfully, was beautiful. The best we’ve seen in about 6 or 7 months. It had been a long, LONG, cold and snowy winter. Finally, the boys were able to go out and have a picnic with their mom and scoot with their dad and fire off balloon rockets with each other.
Following Saturdays success, we ventured out again on Sunday. First to Target and then to a different park.
Did I say already that the kids behaved beautifully? Well, even if I did, it bears repeating. At the park, they listened and they shared and they took turns. When we went to Target, (cause you always need things from Target), they walked beside me and never once did I have to yell at them to “stay with me” or to “put that down”. In the car I had told them what we were going there for and once we got inside, there was no begging for toys or candy. When I made a pit-stop at the beauty section, Ace did remind me that we hadn’t gone there for that but that it was ok, I could look around if I wanted to. *insert look of shock and joy*. I ended up getting a new nail polish 🙂
When we were done with shopping and the park we went home where my kids entertained themselves with some old toys they haven’t played with in a long time. They were so quiet that I actually took a nap. When I woke up, they were still playing with their trains but instead of being in their regular clothes, they were now in super hero costumes.
Dinner, bath and bed time went just as smoothly and mama was in bed by 9pm, reading a book. The Quickie by James Patterson. I’m about 1/3 of the way through now and I’m loving it.
Oh Spring and Summer, please, keep the good vibes going. It seems you bring out the best in us.