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Sometimes you have one of those weeks where life seems to conspire against you. By the end of the week you feel done in; defeated.
Last week was one of those weeks.
I sometimes find that I get so caught up in the day to day stuff that I forget everything else, forget to have fun.
The day to say stuff needs to be done, you can’t get away from that, but it shouldn’t take over. It shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the simple moments.
It shouldn’t stop you from saying yes to an impromptu trip to the park.
The wee girl had already been to one park last Friday, and then she’d been at a friends for a play date! We were on our way home from that when we drove past another park… Mummy, mummy, mummy, can we got to that park??
Of course I said no. It was lunchtime, we had to pick the boys up from school. I was tired.
But, as I turned the corner I thought, why not? Drove back around the block and stopped.
The wee girl was delighted.
There was running and seesawing and sliding and swinging.
She played with a kitchen, a car, the bouncy horses (which she absolutely loves).
There was time for the odd rest…
But mainly, it was all about stopping for a moment. About taking time. About focussing on what’s really important.
Hand on heart, I was in one hell of a bad mood last week. I had really let things get on top of me.
I needed this. I needed to see that smile. I needed to be reminded.
I’m also linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill. My daughter and her love for being outside have again reminded me what a difference getting some fresh air can make. It lifts your mood, opens your eyes and reminds you just how little we really need to be happy. We went back to this park again today and had another wonderful hour running from one thing to another, with lots of bouncing on the horses!
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