Fall. Can I talk about it too much? Probably. . .but there are so many facets to it, I can’t help myself. There are the days when I am fooled into thinking it must be 80 degree’s outside as Fall’s brilliant sun shines. A step outside reveals my mistake as the crisp air meets my skin. And then there are days when the wind blows and the orange, brown, and red leaves begin to tumble to the ground creating a cascade of beauty that is as inviting as a stunning piece of art. And then there are days like today. . .Days when clouds cover the sky and temperatures fall and it rains from beginning to end.
I love these days. Love them! In fact, when I looked at the forecast and saw that it was likely going to rain all day, I declared a PJ day! This is a big deal to our kids. When Charlie heard the news he exclaimed, “AWESOME!”.
So, when the kids woke up this morning they were ready to be at home. Gone was our usual errand running, appointments, meeting friends at parks, and seemingly endless running that happens more often than not. This was a day to be inside. . . in our PJs. We played games, watched movies, and a favorite of everyone. . . Play-Doh.
|This one is mine. . . you’re impressed aren’t you?|
Does it make me a bad mom to let my kids play in the rain when it is 50 degrees outside? Once the idea is out there, there is no escaping it. . .
I take in their smiles and their giggles and it is food for my soul. I am so happy to be right here and it feels so surreal . . . I can’t believe this is my life and these are my children. How did I get here? I feel so blessed as I drink it all in. Thankful, oh so thankful.
Kids will be kids, though, and in the end our outside adventure had to come to an end when Chanelle broke into tears. . .
She was upset because, “Charlie got me wet!”
Teeth chattering and sopping wet they insisted that they put their PJ’s back on because it’s PJ day. And so we did. . .
. . . and we sit together while we warm our insides with hot chocolate and talk about the “awesome” time we had. And in that moment, I am sure of it. . . this is the perfect day.