for the past week or so, miles and i have just been off.
we had the stomach flu hit us like crazy and we were cooped up for several days trying to get our feet back on the ground.
at 7:06 a.m. this morning, after the first tantrum of the day had been thrown, i called scott and simply said,
"i don't know if i can do this today!"
after calming down, i decided we were going to have a day together.
and we were gonna soak up every second.
we were going to laugh. we were going to smile. we were going to eat fun food that i don't usually let us eat.
and we weren't going to stay inside avoiding germs anymore when it was 75 degrees outside.
we headed out to the mall - but first things first - i put my new adele cd in.
"new adele cd?" you might ask.
yes. new. because i did not know the pure amazingness of adele until i watched her on the grammys and then had to have her album in my hands immediately. i listen to country, people.
after walking around and trying to find cute clothes in old navy but striking out miserably, we went to hot dog on a stick and miles had his first hot dog experience. needless to say, he loved every second of it but will not be partaking on a regular basis.
(for one thing....why is a hot dog $7?)
then we drove by the tractors! and then by the tractors again! and ohmygosh...we drove by the tractors again! and every time we yelled at the top of our lungs, "TRACTORS!" like it was the first time we had seen them all day!
and then whoopsies! mom had to make a quick stop to get some new cute shoes!
then we spent a really long time at the park.
got out a ton of energy (so that nap time was really successful).
we love those swings!
and on our way home we drove by the "TRACTORS!" again! and played outside and soaked up the sun.
it was the best kind of day.
i learned something about my child today.
something that makes me want to be better.
miles smiles and says "hi" to everyone.
it does not matter if they do not smile back. it doesn't matter if they don't even look at him.
it doesn't matter what they look like or how skinny/fat they are or what they're wearing.
he just says hi. with a HUGE smile and a HUGE wave and lots of times, a giggle.
it's SO refreshing. so, so refreshing.
there's no judgement. there's no hurt feelings. there's no expectations.
he just does it.
[i want to be more like that.]
and tomorrow, we might not have as good of a day.
we might wake up and throw a tantrum before breakfast is even served.
we will not get hot dogs.
we will not get new shoes.
we may not drive by the tractors 867 times.
today was the best kind of day.
a day for the books.