One of the biggest challenges that I face as a SAHM (stay at home mom) is monotony. The knowledge that if I'm not prudent, every day could look the same as the last - breakfast, playtime, lunch, quiet time, playtime (again), dinner and our nightly routine. I try to fill the days and weeks up with playdates, trips around town, and arts and crafts but there are some days when we just chill - nothing's planned and it can lead to a lot of restlessness. Those restless days add up quickly when the weather isn't conducive to outside play. Which is why the other day instead of suggesting yet another movie on the couch, I decided to embrace my inner three-year-old.
I took my oldest outside and we played in the rain. We danced and sang and caught raindrops on our tongues. We laughed until our bellies hurt and I went to sleep that night knowing that I had a happy boy under my roof. We shared a few minutes together that I hope he enjoyed and that I will always remember.
So if a picture says a thousand words then here are 7,000 words to warm your heart.
As a mom how do you keep things fresh for your children? How do you discover activities and events in your area? How do you embrace your inner three-year-old?