Sunday, November 08, 2009

My Sunday Joy

Joy is...having 60 degree weather in November.

Joy is...telling the boyz that it's an "outdoor day" and keeping my word and staying outdoors with them ALLLLL DAY.

Joy is...a peanut butter and jelly picnic lunch in the driveway.

Joy is...trampoline-jumping (except when it makes me pee a little).

Joy is...watching my 3 boyz play football in the yard while I sit in a lawn chair in the sun and read the Sunday paper.

Joy is...teaching my 4-year old how to ride a two-wheeler today. (Seriously, he's not even 4-1/2 yet!  Within 15 minutes, he was whizzing around like Evil Knievel.) 

Joy is...realizing that the housework can indeed wait.

Joy is...having an afternoon playdate that extends into evening.

Joy is...watching each of my 3 boyz interact so tenderly with a 14-month old baby girl. It makes me scarily, utterly wistful for the little girl I will never birth (her name was to be Lydia).

Joy is...2 mothers enjoying each other's company over a glass of wine.  On a Sunday.  Outdoors.  In 60-degree weather.  In November.

Joy is...the same 2 mothers cooking breakfast for dinner (Topsy Turvy night!) for 6 children.  Bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes and toast.

Joy is...solidarity in motherhood.

Joy is...bedraggled, sleepy little boyz.

Joy is...bedtime stories and snuggles and promises that Daddy will be home in "3 more sleeps".

Joy is...knowing that I can, indeed, manage the Trenches alone.  But also realizing that it can actually be fun.

(Hubby is away at his annual work conference.  I may be all giddy now, but the next few days will be the true test as I have to get all 3 of them, plus myself, ready for school/work.  Oh, and Middle was up last night with a wickedly croupy cough.  The steam from the bathroom shower seemed to help, but he slept with me for the rest of the night.  Here's hoping Momma can sleep alone tonight...)


Maria said...

Joy is .... contagious! I like that phrase 'scarily wistful!' Lovely post!

Maria said...

Joy is .... contagious! I like that phrase 'scarily wistful!' Lovely post!

Lynn Kellan said...

Uhg, I've just been through a week of solo parenting, so I totally know where you're coming from. I hope the next few days are really great and easy for you! Hugs!!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Sounds like you had a fun-filled, joyful Sunday!

Manic Mommy said...

Necessity is...raking leaves on a 60 degree day in November. Still so nice.

Tired, formerly dirty boys sleep like logs!

Pam said...

That's a whole lotta joy! Sundays have always been my favorite day of the week. Sounds like you had a wonderful one.

Jen said...

This is just so joyful! I hope that it continues as you battle alone. Good luck!

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Sounds wonderful!
Stopping by from SITS. Looking forward to following your blog!

Unknown said...

Yay! I knew you could do it....and you are having fun! I know how hard it can be when hubby is away...but when they get home and you realize that even though you miss them can do it by yourself! I am sure hubby is proud!!! That too is joy!

Maureen said...

What a great day - pure joy! Love this warm November weather. I smiled when you wrote how delighted the kids were that you stayed outside and played. Love it.

Michelle said...

Sarah, posts like this always make me smile!! Hope the rest of your week goes smoothly.

Anonymous said...

Those days are the best! Since we've moved into a new neighborhood with a small yard, and no kids outside, it has been hard to find those kind of days!Being in limbo is so not living life to the fullest! YOu have made me reevaluate my need to ressurect my Can-Do attitude! You are soooo blessed!

Petit Elefant said...

Love it. Especially the trampoline part; there's a reason we don't own one yet. I don't have the restraint to stay off it and I don't want to scare the children.

amanda said...

thanks for sharing the joy friend...i needed a little reminder :)

hoping you are enjoying all your extra quality time with the boys!


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