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Day 209: The Livin' Is Easy

Today was just a great day! It was one of those days were nothing is planned, and impromptu gatherings make the day wonderful.

We started with a text at 8:44 inviting us over to play, and an hour later there were 4 moms and 11 kids in my friend's living room. We laughed about how it wasn't very long ago when we weren't outnumbered by kids! For the most part, the kids played well together. The babies tolerated face touching by one another and much coloring, swimming, swinging, running and giggling took place. It is a great joy to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and kids.

We hung out and all the small people took much-needed naps. Like, so much needed. I enjoyed the quiet immensely, and I got exactly one box packed. Progress is progress, right?

Our after-nap outing was a trip to the library, and miraculously, the Wiggle Room was empty. The little introverts played peacefully until it was time to go, and the baby toddler didn't even pull 100,000 books off the shelves while we browsed. So much winning!

We stopped at some other friends' to pick up boxes for moving. They moved this week and were as happy to get rid of boxes as I was to accept them. I didn't intend to stay but we chatted for a few minutes and the kids desperately wanted to get out of the car. My three kids and her three big kids ran around, played on their swing set, and organized themselves up a game of hide and seek without even being really sure of each others' names! We moms were able to have a great chat, and I was just delighted that we stopped over and for that sweet family's generosity.

Our unexpected visit meant we were home too late to make homemade pizza so we ordered some instead. All the gratitude, because mama loves Pizza Hut.

I know I have much to be grateful for every day, even the bad ones, but it's so easy on days like today when things go well, kids behave, and I see plenty of my friends. I love it!

I've been forgetting lately to share links, and there have been lots of good ones. This one from Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee really resonated with me.


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