Bebe Sister had her nurse appointment for another vaccine. I choose to have my kids vaccinated. However, I am learning that we like to spread them out so not too many are given at a time. Thus, if we have a reaction, we know what caused it. We went to the appointment leaving the diapers outside to dry and knowing it could rain. The sky looked mostly clear so I was not terribly concerned. Alas, this is Idaho. The weather changes about every 20 minutes. I should have known better.
Well, the pediatric office moved and is located adjacent to T Rex's favorite park so, of course, we had to stop there for a little play time. As we played, the wind started to pick up and our long sleeve clothes were not enough to keep us warm. We loaded into the car and headed home.
Sure enough, when we arrived home, it was raining - lesson two learned. Not too much but enough to dampen the diapers. Funny thing, I was not grumpy. Why? I had three thoughts. One - I'm on vacation with my kids and I had the best time at the park. Plus, T Rex Dad starts a four day weekend after today. (Insert smiles from all of us.) Two - I am always worried the diapers have not been rinsed enough so add another rinse to the cycle. And three - I can blog about this.
How odd that since I've been recording our adventures in this blog I seem to have a different perspective on life and some of the not-so-great moments that affect us. The good ones are also most definitely "blog worthy" but trying to take a not-so-great situation and write about it so it's more humorous has certainly made my perspective change. As my long time blogger friend Kim said in a message to me: Isn't it funny what blogging has done to our attitudes? I'm constantly looking at seemingly irritating things and wondering how I can write about it. So true, my dear friend. One of her recent postings was published on another blog today. She is a beautiful writer and a mommy to two charming little guys. Please stop by and read her recent publication about "not being a good stay at home mom" - it is well done.
With that note, T Rex Dad is officially on vacation for the next four days. We have nothing planned except for lots of family time and a birthday party for T Rex's little friend up the road. She's a sweetie. She'll be receiving a T Rex Mom original. I promise after this week is done, I'll post some of the completed projects. For now, look at these and smile with me. They are photos I love and have been wanting to publish but I don't have especially interesting stories to go with them.
|She is such a girl - she picks her cloths and LOVES shoes. And he is such a boy - look at that ball in his hand.|
|I thought this was a cool family photo.|
Do you think blogging has changed your attitude about life's little bumps because you know you can write about and share them with others?