Well let's see.
Maddie made her first recognizable drawing last night.
There has been a brief discussion (between friend Damek and Trevelyn) about fractions.
There have been Arthur videos.
And Lego Star Wars.
There was a short (friendly) pillow fight
...and we were off.
On Trevelyn's road.
There is a story to this: the short version is that I've been wondering if our days would look greatly different if the children were given absolute liberty in how we spend our days. ie: "Here's our day. How do You choose we spend it?" I'm calling it an Experiment, and I'll give more at a later date on my Mama blog.
Still early in the day (before noon, still, but after choosing breakfast), Trev said something like "I'm done with my day, Mom. You think of stuff to do." At first I smiled, and considered it, but then I realized that wouldn't do me/us any good, so I gently persisted that he come up with stuff. Also, I wanted to encourage him to stretch his imagination a bit.
He came up with things like "three different parks, a nature walk, and........"
Clearly he was stumped. I offered suggestions, and looked into things that I thought may be a fun possibility.
Eventually he thought Evergreen Park would be great fun (after I reminded him about that favorite park). Maybe a library for more SkippyJon Jones books. Maybe the neighborhood park.
I mentioned the planetarium films. "Yeah!!"
So after Damek scooted off with his Mama, we got ready for the planetarium. Since we missed the first show (we chose to skip it instead of being stressed and racing downtown) we headed to Evergreen to play for an hour or so
before going to see Under the Sea 3D.
Which was good fun, of course.
And bonus... Mama got to pick a few new toys at the planetarium to play with.
"What's next, Trev?"
"A park we've never been to."
"I wanna go to the park still!" says Madd.
"Are you sure you don't wanna go to a new park, still, Bud?" (he had mentioned this on the way to the Planetarium, also, along with the possibility of The Big City Library.)
"What about dinner?"
"How about that fried chicken?"
"At the park? Wanna have a picnic at the park?"
"Okay... let's swing by home and get some jackets, it will be dark and cold soon (it was almost 5pm)... want anything else? Baseball? Frisbee?"
"Yeah! I wanna play baseball."
So we made it to a new park.
With wagon, toys, blanket, dinner, baseball gloves, bats, softball, and my new favorite possession.
Eric and I find it significant and fitting that I am sporting my new Mood Ring (purchased at the planetarium) on my wedding ring finger. Heh heh. Sort of like a flashing Warning! light, don't you think???
And the babies ran.
and we picnicked
And we played baseball.
Lots of baseball.
Soon enough it was getting dark and cold
and 'twas time to come home and get settled in.
So we are.
With warm baths and Arthur videos from the library and No More Plans for today.
The very end of the day was spent with Maddie sleeping, Mama reading, and Trev reading SkippyJon Jones (to and by himself), and then a prehistory documentary.
Hmmmm... it doesn't look like I'm that far off the mark, here.
More on all this later. : )
But not tonight!