So now that I'm not always working, I get to enjoy my time and my family more. But I think its definitely something we tend to take for granted. Yesterday, I spent the most amazing day with my girls at the mall. A luxury I wouldn't have been afforded in the past due to time. I let them roam free while I paced myself along with my youngest. I handed all 3 of my older kids $20, I said this $20 is for you to buy one of your sibilings a Christmas Gift (getting started early) and its also to pay for your lunch. I'm not quite sure what my eldest did or if he followed my instructions (so I'll leave him out of the equation for now), but I know that my girls set their sites on taking care of business before the pleasure of spending their birthday $ that they received from their friends.
|My girls at the food court|
|Janelle and her monster hat rawr|
|Isis and her monster hat rawr|
Well I ended up walking away with one book for the baby on potty time (yes, a new adventure for my little one in the making) and now it was definitely time to go home, we ended up being at the mall all day long, had to rush home, cook dinner and run off to Girl Scouts! (SEE NOW we have to run), as we're seeing the clearing of the door they made one last request, yes, a pit stop at the Hurricane Simulator... Well, it was indeed an enjoyable experience to watch as they danced and laughed and giggled to their hearts content as the winds blew. I got them on video acting silly. Who would've thought that the mall could be that much fun! It had seriously been a very long time since enjoyed a mall visit, is that what being a kid is all about?!
OVERALL, I have to say that I had THE most amazing day with my girls, just being with them, enjoying them and seeing those beautiful smiles. There is NOTHING better than that, and that right there, the enjoyment, the happiness, that was free and I am so grateful!
Until next time,