Monday, June 14, 2010

What to do

Today was just one of those days where I didn't have much planned. I can tell now that Luke gets a little stir crazy. He likes to at least make his way outside for a little bit or drive somewhere, even if it's just a store. It's days like today where I can't think of anything to do. I mean, I want to do something. I even get ready to do something... but I just don't do anything. I guess it's kind of a depressing feeling. Sometimes I feel like the Zoo is too far. Or that we just went to the store the other day. And we've already went for a walk... so what's next? Sometimes I just need to force myself out. Like just get in the car and GO SOMEWHERE. But it's hard. It's hard chasing a walking baby around getting a diaper, clothes and now shoes on. Not to mention the million times we stop in the middle of that to read a book. Then, getting myself ready. Ugg that's probably the hardest. I wear sweats most days. Am I the frumpy mom? Probably. It's just if I get the urge to go, I basically have to just wear what I'm wearing grab everything I can grab, get Luke dressed and go. Too much planning and getting ready makes it almost impossible. After a slightly depressing 'what am I possibly going to do today' morning, I finally got out. We went to the library. We checked out some books for Luke. I also got two kids CDs to listen to while in the car. I've always wanted to try listening to kids songs in the car to see if he liked it and maybe to make the car rides a little better. He LOVED it. We went to the store after the library to pick up a few things. Then this afternoon we went to the park to play with my neighbor friends and their kids. So all and all it wasn't too bad of a day. And finally the sun is out.

Luke and his friend at the park.

What do you do on days where you need to get out but can't seem to get around to doing anything?


Lisa C said...

I'm glad you got us out to the park today. I was just going to stay home and clean all day!

But seriously, I know what you mean. It's hard when we actually have to be somewhere at a specific time, because I am stressing out, and Michael is flipping out, because he wants attention and I'm trying to get ready to go. It's just easier if I do the minimum and then run out the door. If being a frumpy mom means that you are giving your child attention instead of trying to look nice, then I see nothing wrong with it.

Anyway, on the days that we just need to get out, we go for walks or drive to Mt Talbert, or hang out with you guys. Sometimes I get spontaneous and go other places, but the mood has to hit me just right. I love taking Michael out to eat, just the two of us.

Pickle said...

See, I think I wish I was more spontaneous or just thought about going more places. I think I'm lazy sometimes... or just feeling down. I think the sun needs to come out already. It's cold.

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