Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Simple Pleasures

An amazing thing happened this morning: we all slept in! This rarely happens. Rarely!!

First item of business: sterilize T’s toothbrush in dishwasher. Check. Apparently, I took too long to come up and help T brush his teeth last night, so he took care of business himself using the water in the toilet. Yum. Second item of business: finish pulling out chunks of dried, blue play dough out of carpet. Now I remember why I really don’t like play-dough. It always seems like a great idea at the time of purchase, but then I quickly remember all that it entails. (Remember the can opener & birthday candles?!) What in the world would I do all day if I didn’t have these things created by my little “wrecking ball”? Hmmm …

J, T & I sat outside early this morning and searched for all types of bugs. Rollie Pollies are the favorite, and I've been informed that the grass is their house. T couldn't figure out why all of the dried-up worms all over the sidewalk weren't moving. He tried to feed them blades of grass. He then told me that they weren't hungry. Ah, I guess not. They had fun and I enjoyed the cool, morning breeze. Simple pleasures. This was a good reminder for me to just slow down and enjoy.

B enjoyed playing the video game Sim City 4 for a good chunk of the day. He's constantly asking things like "What's the difference between a road and an avenue?" or "Why doesn't Roseville have high-industrial ....?" He'll analyze his surroundings and compare it to what he's learned on his game.

N was just happy to get back into the water for his swim lesson. He's getting the knack of the flip-turns, and his form improves each day. He really likes his swim instructor. This has been a big confidence boost for him.

T was just anxious to get back home so that he could play with the hose out back. He was wet, muddy, but happy. At least my garden was well watered! The patio is covered with little, muddy footprints.

All in all, it was a great day. The weather was cooler, and that's always a good thing especially after that heat wave we just had. Like I said, simple pleasures ...