Today the kids and I made an impromptu visit to a local beach.
The weather was beautiful with blue skies and a light breeze.
We were headed home from our local MOPS meet
when we all commented how it would be fun to play at the beach.
And because it was right around lunchtime it made sense!
No picnic, right before nap time, chores to do in the afternoon,
Sweet Cheeks without her blanket, could there ever be a better time?!
(Can you hear my sarcastic tone?)
Grabbing our stashed small box of sand toys,
dropping our shoes in the car
and racing down to the beach
was very freeing.
As I sat on the beach and watched the kids dig in the sand,
throw rocks in the water,
spotting airplanes above,
and making new friends,
I knew it!
No matter what else happened today,
it was a good day.
We ended up spending an hour and a half there
though the agreed upon visit was suppose to last a mere 30 minutes.
My kids had found some fun playmates
and even the new friends’ mom and I struck up an enjoyable conversation.
So I denied the chores my full attention
and said yes to all-natural vitamin D.
I gave up on the long quiet rest time
to relish the splashes and shrieks of joy
uttered from my children’s delightful mouths.
So today I looked on the bright side!