family time

Getting Outdoors

It’s so important to me that my kids play outside. We are fortunate to have a large, fenced-in back yard where I feel safe with them playing out there. There is nothing I love more than sitting in my kitchen with the windows open and hearing them play. However, sometimes it’s like pulling teeth to get them to go outside. It drive’s me crazy! I don’t get it. When I was a kid I was outside all the time, until I heard my mother calling out the front door for my brother and I to come in for dinner.

With this past never-ending winter, I want my boys out as much as possible. So when the kid that rather stay inside says, “Mom can we go on a hike today?” I jumped at the chance to get out there with them, crazy windy day and all. I’ve been waiting and waiting for the opportunity to get outside where my fingers didn’t turn blue in a matter of minutes.

We had a great time, just me and my little guys. My husband had an “ankle incident” so he stayed home. It’s exactly the time I needed to spend with them before going back to work full time this week. We’ll need to really make the most of our weekends from now on.

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