It has come to our attention lately that we can do alot more relaxing lately. An outing is no longer a careful balancing act between holding a kid, watching another, carrying multiple bags, fighting away the next meltdown, or cleaning up a mess. We can sit back and relax more and (gasp) have enjoyment for ourselves, not merely enjoyment through our children. We're fans.
Our vacation was a good example. Going to the public pool this past weekend is another. Our kids were somewhere else and Rich and I were finishing our hot dogs. So many keys to that statement:
1) Not having to hover over our kids
2) Finishing a meal
3) Quality time with each other
Today I took the kids to the mall for some school shopping and guess what? My hands were empty! Paige insisted on pushing the stroller (which I still take because Cole has wounded leg syndrome that strikes at random times) and catering to Cole's every whim. We had a great time! (Caution: not being preoccupied and juggling many things while shopping can lead to increased purchases).
But here's a time that I WASN'T relaxed! This was literally the 2nd time the kids have attempted the skate park on the their bikes. Paige was doing the same as Will, but isn't in the video...
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