I've been staying at home with the kids most days of the past few weeks. It has been in a word fantastic. We've had many adventures, and I've had the opportunity to be part of things that I miss out on when I'm at the office.
Its the little things that have brought me the most joy. Being there for hugs when there are boo-boo's, playing with the kids, getting my house more organized and cleaned up.
Over the next few days, I'm going to (attempt) to take a look at the fun times and day-to-day happenings that are making these days both special and unique.
Today, it was all about being there for my kids. We spent time doing the things that they wanted to do.
This means that I spent a good part of my day playing Legos and trains.
Big Girl received a lot of the new Friends series Legos for Christmas. We have the vets office, the 0bunny house, the drummer, and several other smaller sets. They are bright colors and all the people are girls with cute little skirts and flip-flops. Most of them are "bumpin' it." If they were really they could have walked straight out of a Justice ad. Seriously. What girl wouldn't love them?
We've built and built and chatted and caught up. exchanged hugs and generally created memories. Mostly when Little Man was napping or bonding with the large rectangular babysitter.
Another big chunk of my day was spent at the train table. This thing has been a hit since it arrived the first week of December for his second birthday. All I can say about that part of my day is choo-choo. I'm not as good at trains as he would like and was constantly told "no Mommy," but he's two, so that is pretty much to be expected.
Its nice to be at home and have extra time with my kids.
I certainly could get used to this!