I was more prepared today, waking up already armed with low expectations for productivity.
I can't stress enough how much this changes my entire day. When I go in to the day knowing I'm not going to get anything done, we all win.
(Well, expect for all the people waiting for me to pay them, or answer their questions, or process their Pampered Chef orders, or you know, return their phone call. But, let's ignore them right now.)
Around 4:00 pm though I realized I might have over shot my low productivity when Cole said, "Mommy, we never ate lunch."
I did manage to get the kids to the gym today. I am convinced that this activity is nearly as important as that 5:00 pm glass of Chardonnay (mine, not theirs, just to be clear,) to our daily routine. Without either of these things, Mommy might find herself rocking in the closet and singing Bare Naked Ladies or Bjork.*
Other than the gym though, we didn't leave the house. Amity came over, we had swim lessons here, Stella napped, and then I was a really crazy good Mom.
We played with beads.
It doesn't sound all that impressive, but we created bracelets and rings and necklaces and were joyful together. We were also sipping smoothies with actual vegetables in them while we did it. Some might venture to say best Mom ever, right?
Check out their joy.
I have no clue what Stella was doing. You would think the only girl is going to dig the jewelry aspect, but she mostly just moved beads around and ate pretzels. Lame.
After beads we swam, then had dinner and a movie night....much more my idea of summer than crying over Dora all day and whining about not having enough iTouch time.
I think I'll lower my expectations again tomorrow.
Except maybe I'll try to expect to feed them meals tomorrow.
Maybe not though. I mean, it worked out really well today. Maybe that's the key? I don't want to screw anything up.
And per Mindy, I've been slacking in sharing Stella as a swimmer this summer.
I'm assuming day three happens tomorrow. We'll be in touch.
*Bjork would actually never happen. Can anyone sing her songs without them playing? Or with them playing? Is she still alive?