Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How to be a Chill Mom

Thank goodness January is over!

January is always the hardest month for me. It is miserably cold outside and it seems if I am going to be sick, it will be in January. This year I caught a cold and got a stomach bug in the past month.  So much fun when you are pregnant, right? Besides the cold weather, January is the darkest month of the year, mommy is tired and cranky, and the kids are just tired of being inside. Frankly, I am tired of them being inside too!

So on Saturday I decided that the boys NEEDED to go play outside. Regardless of the weather. So I bundled them up and took them to a park.

Yep. I took my boys to play outside when it was not quite 40 degrees outside.  Am I crazy, or what?

We would have gone to a fast food joint with a playplace, but we actually already did that once this week and I didn't want to go there and not buy anything... so it was the park or nothing.

Crazy or not, the boys think I am awesome because they had a fantastic time!  When we got to the park I thought we might have to go home because some of the slides were wet and there was a bit of frost on the shady parts. But I was determined to make this work. So I got the shop towels out of the van and wiped the slides as best I could.

Then I gave each of the boys a couple of shop towels to put under their bums as they went down the twirly slide ('cause there was no way I was going to wipe down that whole slide 7 1/2 months pregnant!)

The boys thought that was the best idea ever! They didn't want to go home and they loved feeling like they were "sledding" down the slide on their towels. They went down over and over again, so I had to take some pics with my camera phone.

We stayed at the park for over an hour and I think the only one that was cold at all was me! Eli even came to me and said he was hot and wanted to take his hat off, to which I said "No Way!". I may have been freezing sitting out there on a bench, but the boys were on top of the world!

My boys ran around, climbed the slides, giggled and had a blast. So I guess my crazy idea wasn't so crazy after all. I may have been a bit cold, but my boys sure think I am a cool mom!

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  1. You are super smart to have towels in your car! You totally saved the day.

  2. Looks like they had a great time!

  3. looks like they had a great time. and so good for you all to get out and fun off the energy

  4. Oh, how FUN! lol! I bet the fresh crisp air did wonders for all of you! Plus, looks like the sun was shining! Gotta get that all imortant vitamin D!

  5. Your photos are adorable, as are the little ones! Happy Wednesday my dear!

  6. Great photos. Sometimes, despite the weather, we just have to get out of the house. I think if we let the weather dictate our life, we wouldn't go out at all.

    CJ xx

  7. It is so tough being cooped up in the winter time. So excited for an "early spring"! Looks like they were having a blast. :)

  8. How fun!

    omgosh! I have been so overwhelmed with "my life" for the past 6 1/2 months that I didn't even know you were pregnant! So happy for you!

  9. They look so happy to be outside!

  10. That looked like the most fun you could have thought of, I don't know if there would have been anything you could have done that would top that!