This is one that's hard for me. I always feel like there's so many things to get done, I have a tough time being content to just stop everything and play for a while. My hubby is fantastic at this, and I love that about him. He can sit on the floor and play with the girls and completely block out the rest of the house. It's a gift, and one that I don't have. I sit there and notice all of the things that I never noticed when I just walked by the playroom instead of sitting down in it. I mentally add those things to my list while we're sitting there playing, then it's not long before I just have to get up and do something.
This past weekend we were invited to spend a weekend in Orlando playing with some friends. I was absolutely giddy with excitement! With my hubby and I both owning our own businesses, vacation seems like a foreign language to us. We decided to put this weekend on the calendar and just make it happen. I am so glad we did.
Playing in the pool with the girls, watching my five year old have no fear going down the big slides, seeing my three year old want so badly to be a big kid, and then completely panic on the big slide, having no set schedule, it was pure bliss.
We've decided we need to make this happen more often. I read an article saying that people who take several short, mini vacations feel more rested and relaxed than those who take one long vacation. Thankfully that statistic works in our favor, since long vacations aren't an option!
Looking back at the pictures from the weekend just makes me take a deep breath and relax a little. I'm realizing that taking some time to play is just good for me. Renewed connections with my family, renewed energy, renewed inspirations. Hmm, where's my calendar?! I need to schedule another weekend to play!
Unwrap other gifts with me today over at Chatting at the Sky.