Friday, August 21, 2009
I like park days most of the time. Especially when you go with a friend. Today, we had a park day. We met a friend at a good park and let the kids play for a few hours while we enjoyed some adult conversation. It was morning and not too hot, in the upper 80s or lower 90s. We even packed a lunch and enjoyed a lunch while there. It was nice and enjoyable. It also wears the kids out. We had to run an errand before returning home and the kids were barely controllable. All the way home, a couple of them whined and fought. When we got home, I sent them to read and rest. I don't know if it's being outside in the sun, wind and other elements or if it's just keeping up with the kids in a strange environment, but park days wear me out too. The kids are resting and hopefully recovering from their fun. I should probably rest too. In other words, while park days can be a lot of fun for both kids and their moms, they are also very exhausting. So enjoy them in moderation.