Why don't I play outside with my kids more? Why don't I play their games and spend my time outside with them?
Last night we went to our Goddaughter's 1st Birthday Party (Happy Birthday, N!), everyone else had left and we were (supposed to be) rounding up our kids, when I saw the girls jumping on the trampoline.
So, I hauled myself up there and jumped and jumped (until my bladder proved that I was getting old and I need to go potty before I became the second guest of the day to wet her pants...) ;) and then jumped some more.
On the way home one of the kids said, "Mom...why don't you play outside with us more like that?"
And I didn't have a single answer.
Excuses, yes. Dishes, laundry, (Hunger Games), peace and quiet, supper, yada yada yada.
Fer dumb. All that over time and memories spent with my kids?
I am going to try to make a good, solid effort to get outside and spend some play time with my kids from here on out. My time with them actually wanting me around is limited...so why the heck am I not jumping at the chance to do it more often?!
Less "not right now" and more "sure why not" is about to start happening!