Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Laundry and Bikes

I woke up expecting clouds and got sun.

That is always a happy surprise.

Since there are supposed to be snow showers at some point this week, I decided to force the kids to play outside.  Keith is such a homebody, and doesn't even like to go outside, but I made him and I think he eventually liked it.

I learned something, though.

While I was inside, the kids wanted to be with me.  They didn't necessarily want to be in the same room, but they wanted to be inside with me.  So I decided to take the laundry to be folded outside.

And they went outside!  And they stayed outside.  I had to make a few trips in to put away clothes, or get another basket, and they followed me in.  And then I went back out, and they followed me out.

 I love being in the sun, and being productive with the kids playing around me.  It makes me happy and reminds me of my mother.  I am happiest when I am with my kids and being productive.  My mother is never idle.  When we go visit her, even when playing outside she is always there with us, but shelling peas, or snipping beans, or cutting up fruit.  She is always doing something.  Which may be where I learned to hate feeling lazy and idle.

I feel like a broken record, but it is true, it was absolutely dreamy to sit there and listen to my kids laughing and playing around me while I folded the clothes, basking in the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the air.  I may have gotten a little sun, even.

 Because I wasn't expecting any sun for the day, I didn't put on any sunscreen.  Instead, I pulled out my big straw floppy hat.  Every girl needs a floppy hat!

Unfortunately, my phone is having problems transferring photos to my computer, so this post is going to be short.  More later, yeah?
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