Small Succcesses #13

I took all 3 of my kids out to the park near our house all by myself. 1 in the sling, 1 in the stroller and 1 on the tricycle. We walked to the park (past the middle aged lady at the bus stop whom Ms. Action insisted was “gonna get her!”), swung on the swings, went down the slides, climbed the hill or “Big Mountain” as my children call it (obviously my children have never seen a real mountain) and looked around at the houses, counted cars, and watched the garbage truck go through the neighborhood. By the time we walked home, the baby was sleeping in the sling, and Ms. Action had finally figured out how to pedal forwards on her tricycle (pedaling backwards seemed to come naturally). 
Despite being perpetually behind in dishes and laundry, we have always had enough clean silverware and enough clean underwear.
I have had my windows open every day this week! The sun  has been out, it has not been raining, the tulips are peeping through the dirt, and I am almost sure that I am starting to see buds on the trees! I wish the weather would stay like this forever. I love having my windows open.
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  • Dawn Farias

    Congratulations on the park trip!

  • Michelle

    I love it when the kiddos figure out the pedaling thing! and I, too, love having my windows open. We've had ours open for a couple of weeks now…it was weird…went from too cold, to too hot…but then settled into the perfect springtime weather!

  • Joy

    Love this list, Elisabeth is also figuring out how to pedal her tricycle. I also appreciate very much the notion "sufficient unto each day" i.e the laundry may not all be done but everyone has clean underwear!

  • Karen

    Number one sounds like it was a huge success. I've never been able to successfully get either one of my girls to ride a trike anywhere. My kids liked to give up after 50 feet.

  • ViolinMama

    What a GREAT list. Very inspirational for me, even with a new baby due within days? weeks? I'll be like you, toting the 3 around. You rock! Bless you for inspiring me to keep going!!

    Much love!

  • That Married Couple

    What a great park trip! And I also love having the windows open!