January 30, 2010

A Fresh Start

It's Saturday. No work, no errands, short post. All week long my girls get up early and go to school. K trudges through the snow for 20 minutes - she'll be one of those know-it-all grandmothers some day. Sometimes when I pick them up in the afternoon I have to work.

There's not much time for free play because there's always someplace to be, although we're not so crazy with the activities and play dates as many families we know.

So this weekend is about play. I toyed with the idea of going to Ikea after viewing Karin's inspired presentation on organizing space but scratched that. Besides I prefer to go with Ralf so he can carry the heavy stuff.

My kids are upstairs playing dress up. They sound happy. I will go check on them soon and make approving noises. Unless they are making a huge mess. Then I will... do nothing. Maybe a mild, 'Is this really necessary?' sort of comment.

I shoveled snow again today. You have to or you're liable if someone slips and hurts themselves. It's a lot like mucking stalls, really, and I've certainly done my share of that. Poop, snow, same diff. I'm even good at it, but don't tell Ralf. I don't want him getting any liberal ideas.

Here come my girls. They want to show me the belly dance they've been practicing, with costumes.

Smile.

13 comments:

  1. I remember the fun and creativity we used when we played as young kids. I feel like we lose some of that as we get older...which is sad. I listen to my 3 year old sometimes and think, wow, he really has the right idea. His mind is so open and creative.

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  2. I loved this post. Sounds a lot like my life. Except for the snow. No, never shoveled that. And the girls. I don't have any of those. Otherwise I am relating and hope you had a wondefful Saturday!

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  3. It's me again. Just saw you have 72 followers. Wha???? Wow!

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  4. (primly) You needn't sound so shocked.

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  5. You shoveled muck? That's even more impressive that 72 followers!

    ;-)

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  6. That sounds like the perfect Saturday.

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  7. I really like the sound of your day and the way you ended it with the belly dancing show by your daughters....a wonderful day indeed!

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  8. Not shocked. Impressed and happy! :)

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  9. I'm sure the belly dance was superb!

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  10. i am giggling over the fact that you detailed your action plan for checking on the girls: approving sounds or nothing ☺☻

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  11. Sounds like most days over here... The kids do activities, but not too many and the entire weekend and some weekday nights are devoted to play and just hanging out together...

    Lots of snow here too - with sun today, so pretty magical!

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  12. 73 followers????? Show off.

    I love listening up the stairs when the girls are getting along or making a public service announcement or karaoke-ing. I usually try to get my mom on the phone so she can listen, too.
    Priceless.

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