Murray and I had the best day today. We had a "date day"; we spent the entire day together. In no particular order:
1. We slept in.
2. We watched Curious George and ate breakfast sandwiches.
3. We had a photo session at the park with Jennifer. Lots of giggling.
4. We stocked up on art supplies.
5. We shared hot chocolate.
6. We worked on many "masterpieces".
7. We took a nap together.
8. We played several games of Memory and Candy Land.
9. We set up his castle and ate homemade macaroni and cheese while we giggled some more.
10. We spent time with Aunt Maggie.
11. We sang songs and danced and read books.
Whew! I'm exhausted. Today was one of those days that you just know you'll never forget.
Our house is covered in finger paint and glitter glue, the dishes didn't get washed, and the laundry was ignored. But you know, I just don't care. When Murray woke up from his nap, snuggled in tight with me and said, "Mama, thanks SO much for staying with me today, I love you.", I realized that a dirty house is a happy home.
One more thing to remember: When you're drinking cranberry juice and letting your child paint at the same time, be sure to keep the water glass separate from your juice. If you don't, you might accidentally drink the paint water instead of your juice and throw up. Not that this has ever happened to me; I was just thinking about how gross that would be.