Today I was feeling particularly fussy about the layer of grime that had accumulated on the floor and so we spent the morning picking and putting. But the day was beautifully sunny and the outside was calling my name. We got to the afternoon and the only thing left to do was vacuum. But I was struggling to just leave it and take the kids on a hike!
Thankfully, good sense won and I parked the vacuum in the living room, job half done, and we went out. The children made sure I was thouroughly committed to my course of action by fussing mightily about going.
It was FREEZING (so cold that in spots on our hike the frost from last night had never melted) but beautifully sunny. We just drove to a little public forest on a hill and hiked around. Every kid had two turns to be the leader and decide where we were going.
It was fantastic.
On the way home everyone admitted they had a great time. "I didn't want to go in the beginning, but this was lots of fun!" - Elie
And when we got back, there was still plenty of time to finish the vacuuming and fold the laundry. Ahhhhhh.