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February 17, 2013 - Jen Zbozny
Here's a news flash for those of you who may not have been following along. I tend to over function. Big surprise, right? Maybe it wasn't apparent by all those wacky cupcakes, and pre-school snack art, and the zillions of things we always have going on here, but I doubt it. I guess I figure that Eve may be my only chance to make chickie cupcakes or do science experiments with our four year old, so I act like a parent at Disney land. I think I need to cram it all in and do it all.
Today I received a lovely gift from the universe. We had planned a trip to visit family near Pittsburgh but the snowy roads reversed our decision for us and we headed back home. Given an unspoken for day at home, we could have gotten up to all sorts of hijinx. We could have made cake pops and cleaned the entire second floor. We could have taken the giant pile of attic stuff skyward to its third floor home. We could have started or finished any of a million projects or activities that would usually appeal to my super mom sense of fun and need for accomplishment.
Instead we did nothing. Not a thing. I sat next to the tub and splashed the ponies about as Eve and her current favorite toys had an extra long bath. We put peanuts on the window ledge and waited for the chubby squirrel to come and amuse us. We snacked on Valentine treats. We put feetie pajamas on at 2:30 in the afternoon.
In the midst of nothing, we've spent a glorious day enjoying eachother's company. Without any particular projects or activities to concern ourselves with, we've had wonderful conversations, and some excellent snuggling. On the whole, it's been extraordinarily positive. Without accomplishing much in particular, it feels like we've accomplished a great deal today. We spent time paying loads of attention to each other without the constraints of games or crafts or even chores.
It was positively nothing. I highly recommend it.
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