This morning had the potential to be a really, really crappy day. However, Munchkin awoke in a great mood without a sign of the wheezing that has plagued him all week. I decided then and there that I was determined to have a great day. We enjoyed breakfast and then decided to get moving.
I had a bunch of things that I *thought* we should get done TODAY. Like going to the library and grocery shopping.
Well, while we were out gallivanting, we just had fun. Munchkin wanted to go to a park. He picked the one clear across town from where we live, so we filled up some water bottles I grabbed my camera and we headed over there. I got some FANTASTIC pictures of his beautiful toothless grin and he was having a grand old time. He made a new friend and I was chatting with the mom and petting the sweetest puppy.
After nearly two hours of him laughing, he decided that it was time to go. We went and got his hair cut at the barber. The barber has known our family for decades and is just a great person. Munchkin enjoys it and we were just chatting. I make Munchkin pay the barber and the barber teases him about shaving-it is their ritual!
It was time for us to go see Epic the movie. It was good, but be warned there are two teenagers who have lost parents and it is an under-story to the plot-of course we picked up on it right away. It was still a very good movie and the topics were handled well. Even though you don't know what happened or how long they have lost their parents, you can see the effect it has on them as they go through their lives.
Then we went to the mall and I got a few outfits for me and some makeup. We shared a pretzel and some silly "I spy" moments. We were generally just laughing and being silly on one of the benches. It was absolutely blissful.
It felt so good to just be present in the moment and enjoy spending the day together. As we were finishing shopping my best friend called and wanted to know if we wanted to meet for dinner. I of course said yes not knowing that leaving the mall at that moment meant we were heading into a monsoon! Well, it was raining so hard that we were soaked in two steps so instead of running to the car, we decided to see who could stomp the puddles the highest and took our sweet time getting to the car. I mean I wasn't wearing a white shirt so there really was not a reason to hurry :)
After dinner, I got to spend some much needed time with my best friend, who encouraged me to get rid of a bunch of clothes that are now way too big so I did, I am pretty sure that I put into the donate pile more things than I bought which is definitely a great thing!
At the end of the day, I didn't get done any of the things that I thought we just *HAD* to get done today, but I think that spending the day with Munchkin in unhurried bliss was just what we both needed.