My real life today included running two blocks to the park behind my 6 year old on her bike. I was there to spot her in case she toppled off (which didn't happen). But she needs help getting started, and a "turbo boost" when she's trying to get her feet up and onto the pedals. I also found myself calling, "Keep your wheel straight" all the way there, as I watched her snaking back and forth down the sidewalk.
My 8 year old makes beautiful "leaf sushi" at the park--out of lamb's ear, acorn caps, long strands of grass, small flowers, pebbles, sometimes pomegranate flowers (when they're in season)...whatever she can find. So artistic! She even got daddy in on the act. He designed a lovely spiral of grass around an acorn cap. And our 6 year old, who has a knack for making treasure out of trash, created a sushi "display case" out of a found hair clip and some other detritus she dug up at the park. What a creative family!
Me? I laid low, trying to read a few chapters of "Will in Scarlett" (MG fiction), by Matthew Cody--which I'm loving! And speaking of sitting on something for a while to see if it sticks...I sat on some dried-up old soda on the park bench (lovely!), ending up with sticky pants. Hmm. Time to run the two blocks back home and apply Spray n' Wash.
As evening settles in, I'm looking forward to quiet time and writing another awesome story! Or folding three baskets full of laundry. I wonder which I'll choose...