>> Saturday, February 7, 2009

It broke 50degrees today, a much needed reprieve from the single digits we have been enduring. While at our local petting zoo with some friends, Lucas could not stop running. He ran non-stop for over half an hour, stopping only to stomp in the puddles from the melting snow. It was refreshing for my mama-heart to see him being a little boy, running free and letting his endless energy reign. He did have a minor meltdown at lunch because his feet were all wet and shriveled from the puddle jumping. Nothing a little frozen custard couldn't fix! I think he inherited his father's borderline-undiagnosed OCD. :)
A day outside did us all some good. These four walls were getting pretty tight. Stress and frustration and impatience run amok when we are so cooped up. Lucas gets cabin-fever and gets naughty. I run out of indoor ideas and grow increasingly impatient with his cabin-fever naughtiness. I am not the mom I want to be and he is not the little boy I know he truly is when neither of us have any outlet.
All-in-all, a great day. I am sure we will return to the cold and the freeze. And the cabin-fever naughtiness too. But for today, we are starting to thaw a bit. And every little bit helps.

Puddle jumpingSo happy to be outside!!
A little finger-painting fun to round out the day!

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Atwood-Family of 3 February 8, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

Save your hope! At least 2 more days this week are in the high 40s, low 50s! :)

ashley February 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

I love you! I sent you a little bit of Florida to warm you up.

Melinda February 9, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

I totally know what you mean about cabin fever. It's been colder than usual here for the last few weeks and we were ALL going nuts. We feel so blessed by the 60-70 degree temps we had over the weekend and the 60's we have this week, yay!!

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