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Sunshine on a Cloudy Day


Have you read EMZ's post today? If not, you should. It isn't at all confusing and is completely convincing. So much so, that I took her words to heart.

My girls finished eating lunch at 1:10, already 10 minutes past nap time. As they finished, The Princess asked for the tenth or so time today if we could go lay on a blanket and look at the shapes in the clouds. She has been asking for months to do this exact thing, there just aren't ever the right kind of clouds in the sky when she asks. Today's clouds were pretty good though.


And while I almost automatically said "no" when she asked because it was time for naps, I thought about what EMZ wrote and hesitated. Then I told The Princess to go spread a blanket in the backyard and out we went.

Our cloud-watching only lasted about 10 minutes because 1 pm actually isn't the best time to be staring straight up into the sky on a sunny day. But those 10 minutes were worth every second.


RUN: At almost any given time, I have 8-10 running blogs open on my computer. What does that say about me?

Comments

  1. I loved EMZ post as well. Glad you were able to take advantage of that time with your girls! It really was a good reminder to enjoy the simple things.

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  2. I always have my blog feeds open just waiting for the next update!

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  3. your post gave me tears. Way to enjoy the moment!

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  4. wonderful. i remember being amazed by the clouds :)

    i always have that many running blogs open. i hear you!

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  5. I am sure your little kiddo enjoyed watching clouds with you. :)
    It's the little things in life, right?

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  6. While it might be easier to say no, you hardly ever regret saying yes to your child's reasonable request, right?

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  7. Ah that's nice! My son love looking at the clouds. It is a great way to spend some time together. Have a good weekend!

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  8. What better reason is there to push back against the rest of the universe than for some uninterrupted…'tuned in' time with our little ones? Good for you.

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  9. I love her post too! It is nice to be reminded and better to actually DO something about it. There is always time for clouds. We made time to the playground yesterday...even if I was freezing!

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  10. You like running blogs?

    Sometimes you just have to smell the roses!

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