I was in ‘world detox’ this weekend. I opted to spend time with my family and leave the rest of the world alone….no email, no blogging, no cleaning (nice in theory, but my house isn’t looking too tidy right now), no long chats with friends. Just Jeff, Coop, Mini and Me.
You know what? It was heavenly. I horded a years’ worth of hugs and kisses. We tickled and laughed, alot. We did our traditional out-to-dinner Friday at a new place…then hit the park (lots of swinging and sliding!) and had icecream. We went to 2 birthday parties and a neighborhood get together. We ran and jumped and skipped. We ate pizza. The kids skipped naps both days, and are therefore in bed early tonight. My husband and I watched a movied last night AND actually WENT to a movie in the middle of the day today (I know…the audacity! But thank the grandparents). We all cuddled on the couch and watched baseball. Hubby and I talked. I kept pausing for regularly scheduled interuptions, but I think Mini and Coop got so much attention this weekend, they didn’t feel compelled to jump in.
I didn’t make dinner the whole weekend. I have barely tidied our rooms. I didn’t do any laundry. I didn’t wash the car. I didn’t do any dishes or wash the floors.
I did giggle with the kids. I did hear, “Mommy……I love you.” enough to fill my soul for the coming week. I did stop to look at my husband while he was talking. I did have fun.
Divine. All of it. I wish you ultimate Family Focus Time sometime in the next week! (We didn’t go to the beach this weekend…but this is just how much fun we have together!)