A few weeks ago we decided to call in sick for the day.
We weren’t really sick apart from the usual snotty noses that come with kids and Winter but we were in need of a day of nothing.
So that’s what we did.
We wagged kindergarten and I shoved the baskets of washing in need of folding, out of sight.
We baked cupcakes and made baby-chinos. The kids gobbling up one after another and slurping down the warm milk with such delight.
We played outside in the sun. Gus and Eddie dug holes and got dirty. Eddie found a beetle and we created a home for it in an old ice cream container, where he then talked to it for a good half an hour, about all the things a boy could talk to a beetle about.
Billy followed the dog around like he was the best “real life” toy ever invented, throwing chew toys then running after them with the dog in fits of giggles.
In the afternoon, after putting Billy down for a nap, the boys got comfortable on the couch and we watched movies and ate popcorn and laughed at Lego Batman and Toy Story.
It was a day that was effortless. A day where the pressure was off, and we didn’t have to be anywhere, or do anything. We could just be.
I know once school starts and the boys get older, these sorts of days will be harder to find, so for now I’m going to soak them up and allow us all to just hit the pause button on life, every once in a while.
Do you ever take a day off from your usual routine?