Apparently an hour of running around and getting wet was not long enough. This little one insisted that my request to come and eat her picnic dinner was in her words "no fair." I understand where she is coming from - there is something magical running through a sprinkler for the very first time. It was a touch of summer yesterday with temperatures in the high 90's reminding me that there are an infinite amount of things to do and explore outside even during dinner time. Summer is coming, not to push Spring out of the way, I love Spring, but it is time to think about changing our routine. So with pen and paper and maybe a few beeswax crayons I am going to plot out our "Days of Summer" tonight. My goal is always to keep our routine simple yet I was impressed on how simple Ariella's weekly schedule is - there is no constant daily pressure -she takes on her day rhythmically and she seems to be very in tune with her children's needs. If you haven't already had a look - check her daily schedule here. Keeping routines simple yet predictable makes the entire family happy, and of course little surprises here and there makes you a really cool Mom.
Thank you Spring for warm days and cool, breezy nights.