Saturday, March 17, 2012

Science experiments....

(Post intended for Friday, March 16th, and posted a day late....)

Today was an interesting day.  We met a friend for a playdate and lunch at a shopping mall in Scottsdale, which was quite the interesting experience (If we're facebook friends, I'm sure you understand what I'm talking about).  Anywho, the experience kind of rattled me, and I spent a lot of time thinking about what things mattered to me, and what things didn't.  It's funny how you tend to analyze things when someone challenges your priorities.  

Anywho, I spent the majority of the day feeling a bit "off."  Not unsettled, not upset....just deep in thought, really.  So, I decided to scratch my plans for the rest of the day, and instead, the boys and I did some yardwork (I mowed the lawn), and we just hung out in the backyard together for most of the afternoon.  It was a relatively good antidote to the beginning of the day.

As I sat there, reflecting on the day and all its events, I watched the boys.  They'd retrieved a glass from the kitchen, and were doing "science" experiments to see what they could find in the yard that floated, and what sank, in a glass of water. They were giggling, working together, and just truly enjoying the sunshine and each other's company.  It was a truly heartwarming moment.

So today's blessing comes in the form of three happy little boys, playing together in the mud, and thoroughly earning all of those dirt marks that caused such an uproar in Scottsdale.  ;-)


  1. Even most snobs wouldn't have cared about little boys with a little mess on them. She was just trying to find something to pick at because she's miserable. She was definitely an extreme case. Those boys are living joyful lives.