Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shopping vs. Park - Park Wins!

Addison jumps for joy! Just recently figured out how to jump with both feet in the air at the same time.

Asher and his best friend "Shadow." He loooves to find his shadow with his hand...provides hours of entertainment for him.
Good evening! I am getting ready for bed, just wanted to write a little before I head for my much needed beauty sleep. I was thinking about something I often struggle with: SHOPPING. As a "home-maker" I find myself often going "shopping" to get out of the house, to break up our day...something, anything to do as some of the days when Wes is at work seem to drag on and on and on. I face this little battle at least a couple days a week, depending on how many days Wes works. So on Monday I found myself in the same rolls 10 am and the little boys NEED something...a change of scenery usually as they have been up for 4 hours already (ya, sucks I know) and are bored of our house and yard. This is a crucial time in our house, if we don't go out somewhere then Asher usually needs to go down for a nap which means that he won't nap after lunch at the same time as Addison which in turn results in no "mommy/quiet time" for me. So, we usually go out. Should we go to Superstore ( I like shopping there because I can get both the little boys sitting in the front part of the shopping cart) and "look around?" You have to know me...I love to give for me to go into a store and come out empty handed is darn near impossible. I also love to buy things for the boys and other kids I know...and if I see a sale or good deal it is so hard for me to resist. So, the kids were all loaded in the van I ran back into the house and grabbed my camera. I thought..."Shauna, you don't need to buy anything at Superstore" so we headed to the park. This is my first attempt at taking the 3 boys there on my own and I was a little nervous about it thinking they may head in different directions or run onto the road or maybe I was just making excuses to not do it. Aidan (our oldest) wasn't that excited about going to the park at first but in the end it seemed like he was having a good time too. I will tell you what.....I am sooooo happy we went to the park. One battle less shopping more time to make memories with my boys. I ended up taking just over 100 photos of our 1.5 hours at the park. Not to say they are all great...but I really had fun and so did the boys. No one ran on the road or anything. Thank you Lord!

P.S. My husband was proud of me too :)