It's so easy to get caught up in my day to day activities that I don't take time out to really just spend time with my kids. I think it's kind of carried over from when they were little and it was so hard to take them all somewhere so we just stayed home. Now they are older and it's easier to go, I just need to remember that. This whole summer seems to be busy but the last couple weeks things slowed down a little. Yesterday, I decided to forgo the things on my list that don't really need to be done right now anyway and pack a lunch and take the kids the park. After all, it's been a cool summer so I might as well take advantage of being able to go to the park in the middle of July without sweating buckets. I had visions of us having this great picnic lunch and we were all talking and laughing and having a great time but of course when we got there they ate their lunch as fast as they could so they could go play on the toys. My sister Nikki and her two boys joined us since the park is half a block from her house.
Then this morning my husband called me at about 8:30 and said he wanted to go to the Porter County Fair and if we got there before 1:00 we didn't have to pay to get in. A man after my own heart, he hears a deal and he jumps on it! Well, if you know me at all, you know that I'm more of a planner and not really a spontaneous person. But I embraced this because it was something fun we could do as a family and I could put off my 'to do list' another day! So off we went to spend a fortune on food and rides.
Unfortunately, the animals weren't really there yet only rabbits and dogs. We at corn dogs, saw Rusty the Railcat, got our hands painted (because they don't want it on their face, they can't see it), ate ice cream, went on rides and watched the pig races.
It was a fun day and I am extremely exhausted. Can't wait for tomorrow when I get to do all the things I have put off the last couple days like grocery shopping, laundry, ironing and who knows what else.