Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Perfect Morning
There are many variations of a perfect morning for me. So far, today is proving to be a good one. We slept in until 7. And then the whole family hung out in our bed for a bit- playing, laughing, tickling. I love waking up to laughter. My kids were happy with the breakfast items I'd picked for them at Trader Joe's. Cereal bars, yogurt, string cheese, fruit bits. Not a breakfast of champions but a complaint free breakfast is 4 star for me! Teagan opted to play with her My Little Ponies for a while. Zach pulled out some puzzles. And they sat on opposite ends of the living room and played quietly for half an hour. Even now, it's 8:30 and they are interacting from time to time but primarily are playing quietly in their own little worlds. It's peaceful in my living room. Zach, being 2, is enjoying his puzzle basket. I used to spend time sorting out the puzzles into bags and keeping them separate. But what he loves is to have a big old pile of a bazillion puzzle pieces. He likes figuring out what that piece is a part of. He likes lining them up. He likes sorting them. He likes dumping them. And I'm fine with that. Teagan, being 5, is quietly engage in imaginary play but she still plays out loud so I get to peek into her world. She has names and voices for her ponies and makes up stories. They go to school or one pony is the mom. She plays out real life situations with her little friends and I get to sit back and observe. Don't judge the mess- it's what's keeping them quiet and content right now... My husband is on the other end of the couch, doing online research on how to make soap. The sun is coming up and pouring into my front windows. My trees outside are blooming. How about you? What makes a great morning for you?