After a great night’s sleep, Wren woke up at 5:30 this morning. This is rare for our birdies so I almost didn’t know what to do with her so early. I pushed her in the Chariot for an early morning run and then she bopped around the house for a while after breakfast. She started whining about wanting to watch a movie, which I almost caved to, but then she started talking about wanting to go on an adventure to Sand Mountain. Again. At first I said “no, not today,” but then I thought “why not?” because we’ve got HOURS until she has to go to school. Let’s do it!
We brought some snacks and we kidnapped our good friend, Heidi, for part of the fun. It was a perfect morning. Warm sun, cool breezes, hardly a cloud in the sky. Thanks, Wren, for the great idea! And here’s to impromptu adventures, lovelies. I’m going to try and do more this fall. You?
Yay for Wren, and yay to you for going with her idea. It’s great to just GO with what they want. And it’s usually so simple, and so right, too. This weekend, Cait, my almost seven year old, and I got away to Wilderness State Park and Mackinac island for the weekend. It took me a few minutes to slow down, and really listen to her, but it was an incredible weekend once I just let it happen. I’m not sure who had more fun.
What a wonderful thing you did for each other. Those one-on-one dates are so important. We need to do more! I just signed Wren up for a swim class that Chris will take her to on Saturdays so they can have built-in time each week together that they otherwise probably wouldn’t have.
And I’m going to say yes more than no when it comes to ideas that don’t involve junk food (too much anyway…) and media. why not?!