The world right now, guys. It’s just. so. much. Too much sometimes. Not in a I want to stick my head in the sand and just ignore it and show you cute pictures of puppies sort of way, but definitely in a I need to take a few intentional breaks for my own sanity sort of way. I’ve been doing what I can to participate in our political process, and I encourage everyone who is willing and able to do the same, but at the same time I need to take of myself so I have the energy to do it. I’ve been taking time outs to work on the house a lot (more on that later), doing lots of yoga (always a good thing), and seeking out fun activities.
The boys and I did just that this morning, with a lovely 4 hour media blackout and lots of fun. We had a random day with no school and no therapy (so rare!!), and decided to do something a little bit more fun than just play Legos or go to the park. We went to the Pacific Science Center, and the boys had a great time.
Teddy absolutely loved the giant, robotic dinosaurs. Cormac used to be scared of them so I thought maybe Teddy might be, but nope! He started squealing and pointing immediately.
Teddy also managed to get himself SOAKED at the water table despite my best efforts to cover him in a smock.
We played in the tots area for a while so the boys could run wild and get some energy out.
Every picture of Teddy at this age is so blurry! He’s always running around trying to keep up with Cormac.
We also met up with some friends!
And then we hung out with bugs. (shudder)
Cormac was way too excited about this Giant African Millipede for my taste. I tried to steer him toward some cute 3D bug puzzles instead. Puzzles are always a hit with Cormac.
Oh, and the butterfly exhibit is just awesome. I loved it. The boys loved it. The butterflies seemed pretty happy with it too!
Teddy was losing his mind trying to point them all out.
It was so nice to spend some quality time out and about with both kids. I don’t get to do it near as much as I used to, and I miss it. (Believe me, therapy is rarely counting as quality time for me these days).