childhood unplugged

2017, childhood unplugged, us

She has been asking to spend some time just her and I, to take a “girls day”.  So we snuck away for just a little bit the other afternoon.  I think she was thinking more along the lines of shopping and lunch, maybe a movie, but with the little time we had we went to get another look at these wildflowers before the summers heat sets in and they are all gone.  And as we were walking back to the car she was sure to remind me that she still wanted our “girls day” to happen.

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childhood unplugged

2017, childhood unplugged, us

On school nights I tend to drag my feet a little at the mention of getting outside to watch the sunset across the street when all I can think of is washing the days dishes, tossing kids in the bath, brushing teeth, reading a book and getting everyone to bed at a decent time, but I’m always thankful when we do. The slower pace of nature and the freedom the kids feel is like a little reset button for all of us.

Spring is here and the hillsides in Southern California are greener than I can remember them probably ever being and flowers are blooming everywhere you look. I look forward to the longer days when the sun sticks around for just a little longer once the time changes.  And it brings the anticipation of those warm summer evenings that are just around the corner.  But the mornings, truth be told, they feel like we are actually being robbed of sleep somehow, I know we aren’t but getting out of bed when it is still dark outside has been rough this time.

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childhood unplugged

2017, childhood unplugged, us

Since this kid has decided that he is done with naps, although between you and me it’s safe to say that he really still needs them, I try to get him to take some quiet time to rest in the middle of the day, and maybe, hopefully be still.  I still haven’t mastered this, and I’m not sure how those of you that get your kids to take a quiet time all by themselves in their room actually do it.  But we’re working on it.  As you can see it all started out with jumping on the bed, like I said, we are working on it.

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childhood unplugged

2017, childhood unplugged

We spent the morning across the street, walking the dirt trails, collecting and balancing rocks and dodging a few being thrown into the water by a certain little 2 year old and enjoying the water down under the bridge after all the rain we’ve had.  I think it’s safe to say that these hills are happy by how green they all are.

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childhood unplugged

2017, childhood unplugged

We took advantage of our warm December afternoon and headed to the beach.  The water was cold but the sun was warmer than I expected.  I didn’t know how long the warmth would last but I knew if I packed snacks, buckets, and sweatshirts we’d get to kill some good time.  And the little broken sand dollar made her day.

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